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Groupon promo pays tribute to 'President Hamilton'.
Fox News ^ | 2/16/2014 | Fox News

Posted on 02/17/2014 4:25:36 AM PST by carriage_hill

More than 200 years after Alexander Hamilton’s death, an online coupon company has given the Founding Father a historic promotion.

Deal website Groupon launched a Presidents Day tie-in of $10 off when customers purchase a $40 coupon for a local business.

The problem is, the promotion honors President Alexander Hamilton -- who was never president of the United States.

According to MyFoxNY.com, the promo calls Hamilton "undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country's financial system."

Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the Treasury, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a pistol duel.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: groupon; mistake; president
"President Hamilton is best known for the fiscal sensibilities that led him to author economic policies, establish a national bank and control taxes," Groupon's press release said.

When asked to respond to the mix-up, Groupon spokesperson Erin Yeager told MyFoxNY.com, "We'll just have to agree to disagree."

Big DUH!

1 posted on 02/17/2014 4:25:37 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Benjamin Franklin was 10 times better as President. He is on the $100.00 bill. Hamilton is just on the $10.00 bill.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 4:28:10 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: carriage_hill

I spoke to a 25 year old who graduated in the top 5% of his class. (White, middleclass and bright.) He had never heard of President Kennedy or Jacky-O. He could name the presidents from Carter forward. He’d heard of Lincoln but couldn’t think of anything significant he’d done.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 4:30:18 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Conspiracy Guy

He lost the duel; he needed some practice time at the range, too.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 4:34:54 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Gen.Blather

We’re in more trouble, as a country, than most people know. I’ve run into young people who know zero about American History. But they can open and put a condom on a cucumber in 1.237 secs.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 4:38:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Common core?


6 posted on 02/17/2014 4:41:42 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: carriage_hill

This young man was not aware that he was a liberal. He classed himself as conservative. His only interest was being green and having a minimum carbon footprint. He used “sustainable” as a verb, noun and adjective.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 4:42:40 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: carriage_hill

He was not a good shot. But he was an excellent target.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 4:43:11 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: carriage_hill

It is very dangerous.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:07 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: carriage_hill

I know a “teacher” from a liberal private school who’s been “teaching” for 10 years. Middle school. She didn’t know what president lived at Mt. Vernon which is about an hour from here. The only reason she knows who lives at Monticello is because she studies the leaves and bugs in the mountains there.

This is what’s happening in this country. Kids get involved with the arts, mother nature and being sensitive to others and that’s it!


10 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:28 AM PST by albie
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To: Gen.Blather

Based on personal experience I would not fault the young for being stupid. I would only fault them for not improving.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 4:45:17 AM PST by palmer (don't feed the bears)
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To: carriage_hill

12 posted on 02/17/2014 4:45:57 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“Benjamin Franklin was 10 times better as President. He is on the $100.00 bill. Hamilton is just on the $10.00 bill.”

Dude. No way.

Prezzy Hamilton ended wimmin’s suffrage so he totally owns Presdent Franklin. Totes for real.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 4:47:44 AM PST by FAA
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Great epitaph for his headstone:


14 posted on 02/17/2014 4:49:03 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: albie

They’re taught to worship the earth god called Gaia, instead of the one, true God.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 4:51:32 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

My Favorite President was Samuel Adams.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 4:58:32 AM PST by kempster
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To: carriage_hill

IMO good publicity ploy. Look how every one is talking about them.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 4:58:42 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
LOL!
18 posted on 02/17/2014 5:01:24 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: carriage_hill
Hamilton although a founder, was not eligible to be president. He was born in Jamaica.
19 posted on 02/17/2014 5:06:30 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: carriage_hill
Got MILK????
20 posted on 02/17/2014 5:13:46 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RedMDer

I’m pretty sure that the ‘grandfather clause’ on presidential eligibility, Article 2, Section 5, made him eligible.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 5:14:15 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: carriage_hill

Gotta be some kind of marketing ploy. They can’t be that stupid.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 5:17:35 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: kempster
My Favorite President was Samuel Adams.

I'll drink to that.

23 posted on 02/17/2014 5:18:52 AM PST by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: Laslo Fripp

My Favorite President is Andrew Jackson because Chuck Heston played him twice in movies.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 5:20:42 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: carriage_hill

I thought I had read that he fired off - as was often the case in duels, but that Burr did not, which is why many even on his side were upset at him....gotta go dig.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 5:40:33 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: Yorlik803

As his forces walked home from the Battle of New Orleans he noticed that the officers were riding their horses and the wounded men were walking. He directed the officers to put the wounded men on the horses and he dismounted and put a wounded man on his horse. As they walked on a soldier approached Jackson and offered a walking stick to assist his travels. I’m sure you can guess what type of tree the walking stick was from. That and the fact that he was hard as hickory made sure that the name stuck.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 5:43:19 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: reed13k

ah...a matter of contention.

Quickly from Wikipedia:
“David O. Stewart, in his biography of Burr, American Emperor, notes that the reports of Hamilton’s intentionally missing Burr with his shot only began to appear in newspaper reports published in papers friendly to Hamilton in the days after his death. However Ron Chernow, in his biography, “Alexander Hamilton”, states Hamilton told numerous friends of his intention to avoid firing at Burr well before the duel.[13] Additionally, according to Chernow, Hamilton wrote a number of letters dated before the duel that also attest to this intention. The two shots, witnesses reported, followed one another in close succession, and none of those witnesses could agree as to who fired first.”


27 posted on 02/17/2014 5:45:45 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: jjotto
I read somewhere that Hamilton himself thought that he was not eligible. I can't find that right now.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2008/02/alexander-hamilton-was-eligible-to-be.html
Snip:

Here I want to note a historical puzzle. It is frequently said that the "natural born Citizen" requirement was inserted in the text of the Constitution to prevent Alexander Hamilton---who was born in the West Indies---from becoming President. Some scholars note that this account is probably not true, but when they do so, they still tend to assume that Hamilton was not eligible to be President. For example, GW Law Prof Jonathan Turley says on his blog: "It is clear that the Framers considered natural born to refer to a birth on U.S. soil. Indeed, Alexander Hamilton was viewed as ineligible due to his birth in the West Indies."

Turley may well be right that Hamilton's contemporaries thought Hamilton ineligible for the Presidency. Reputable historians have said as much. But if so, Hamilton's contemporaries were surely wrong. It's true that Hamilton wasn't a "natural born Citizen," but the Constitution says that to become President one must be EITHER a "natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution . . . ." (boldface added). The boldface language was included because, at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, nobody who was old enough to be President had been born a citizen of the United States, there not having been a United States until July 4, 1776.

28 posted on 02/17/2014 5:47:36 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Portcall24

Jackson was a Bad Ass. Some guy took a shot at him and the guns failed to fire. Jackson took to beating him with his walking stick until he was pulled off.
Cant Imagine Obama doing that


29 posted on 02/17/2014 5:51:58 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: carriage_hill

Well he was killed by a Vice President.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 5:52:59 AM PST by mware
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To: Vaquero

LOLOLMAO! Been there, done that with a p-butter sammich!


31 posted on 02/17/2014 6:08:40 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nhwingut

It sure got them some ‘press’, but they look like idiots. At least to those of us who know history.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 6:10:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: reed13k

Not-so-accurate (self-admission) Wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr–Hamilton_duel#The_Duel


33 posted on 02/17/2014 6:14:31 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: RedMDer

I believe Jefferson and Adams referred to Hamilton as “that foreign bastard,” due to his having been born in Nevis and not in one of the American colonies.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 6:15:11 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

That’s really funny.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 6:21:12 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: carriage_hill

Actually, it does appear to be some sort of publicity ploy. They even established a twitter account for “Prez” Hamilton:

https://twitter.com/PrezHamilton


36 posted on 02/17/2014 6:41:59 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Figgers... heh.

“Even bad press is good press.”

http://www.seonetworker.com/newsletters/why-bad-press-is-good-press/


37 posted on 02/17/2014 7:06:11 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: RedMDer
Alexander Hamilton would have been eligible to be President, because he was a resident of the United States AT THE TIME OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF 1787. All residents of the United States at that time were considered natural born. Otherwise, no one born prior to the adoption of the 1787 Constitution, could be a natural born citizen of the United States, because, prior to the adoption of the Constitution of 1787, there was no United States, just some British colonies or formerly British colonies organized under The Articles of Confederation.
38 posted on 02/17/2014 1:02:18 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: reg45

They may not have thought that at the time.
Please see post 28.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 1:45:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: carriage_hill

Good job.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 2:31:53 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: kempster

He did invent beer.


41 posted on 02/17/2014 2:32:28 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Yorlik803

This Country needs a President like Jackson right now. For that matter it might be time to bring duels back to politics.


42 posted on 02/18/2014 2:29:54 AM PST by Portcall24
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