Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
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-Assume this is the 2020 election -Assume all other candidates have bowed out except Cap and his opponent
ROUND 1: Cap runs as a Democrat and his opponent is a Republican ROUND 2: Cap runs as a Republican and his opponent is a Democrat
I wrote this because I honestly have no idea who has a chance against beating a guy who’s last name is America.
EDIT: Anyone can be his opponent - living or dead, real or fictional. ROUND A: If Cap's opponent has powers of manipulation (mind control, for example), they can't use them. ROUND B: Now they can.
EDIT 2: Composite Cap works best for this exercise, but pretty much any version will do except Hydra Cap, on account of the whole fascist thing.
Here at r/botw, we look at people all the time to come on our sub and do AMAs.
Even though we have never held one before, we decided to dip our toes into the realm of AMAs with our very first - and the most fitting. The former 47th Vice President and the current 46th President of the United States of America - Joe Robinette Biden Jr.
Ask anyone from babies fresh out of the womb to people lying on their deathbed to tell you the first thing that pops into their heads when you say 'Joe Biden', and they will always answer with 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'. Why wouldn't they - it is merely human nature. The two always have been, and always will be, heavily intertwined with eachother.
And what better way to celebrate that than with our very first AMA for the sub!
The AMA will take place on #joe-biden-ama on our discord server the second Joe Biden arrives today, the First of April 2021.
Feel free to ask him any questions you wish about whatever topics that you want! (^(except for any questions relating to or mentioning the video game Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), his rules are) ^(very) ^(firm on that one)).
Teddy is on horseback and has a high powered rifle with scope, two pistols, a hunting knife, and a can-do attitude. He has no moral qualms about hunting down his unfortunate co-presidents and collecting their scalps as trophies.
The other 45 Presidents' only prep time is a rudimentary wildlife survival course. They are each equipped with 3 days worth of food and water and placed on the shore of Yellowstone Lake along with a cornucopia containing tents, compasses, maps, hiking gear, but no weapons. The presidents have a 6 hour head-start on Teddy, which counts as his prep time. He has access to detailed maps of Yellowstone and can take them with him into the park along with any other non-weaponry as long as it fits on horseback. Teddy can enter Yellowstone from whichever direction he pleases.
The whole park is empty aside from the 46 Presidents and is surrounded by the National Guard to prevent anyone from entering or leaving the park. It is peak summer, so no president will accidentally die of hypothermia, although wild animals still pose a risk.
R1: All presidents are taken from the period of time during their presidency where they were at their physical and mental peak.
R2: All presidents are taken from the day after they retired from politics. For presidents who died in office, they are taken 29 days before their death. All surviving presidents, including the incumbent, are their current age. Teddy only has 2 days in this scenario, but knows the Presidents are all grouped on Yellowstone Lake.
R3: All presidents are taken from the last full day before their death/serious incapacitation that led to death. Teddy only has one day, however he now has access to a 4x4 Land Rover that he instinctively knows how to drive, but in return must sacrifice at least one president to Old Faithful. FDR also has access to the same wheelchair that Stephen Hawking has in the Simpsons.
EDIT: Wow, did not expect to see this much Jackson love. Thanks for all of your informative responses, including calling out my shitty geography knowledge lol.
Talk about these happenings here. Our rules about no US politics are suspended for this megathread but the rest of our rules apply.
If you got any political reactions to it by European politicians, link them and I will add them to the thread. Cheers!
Doesn't that feel so good to say now?
Edit: hoes who are salty please stop commenting this is a month old post get over it
I made this list last year, but I've updated it with some new works and added Donald Trump to the list. On this President's Day I want to give people a chance learn about all the good, bad, and forgettable Presidents.
I should note, that these recommendations are my opinion and If you think you know of a better biography for a President, say so!
1 George Washington (1732-1799) President from 1789-1797
There are few figures in American history stand as tall as the country's first President. George Washington helped lead America during the Revolutionary War, helped create and lead a new nation, and became a celebrity in his own time. One of his most important legacies was the two-term tradition that followed him after he voluntarily stepped down. The capitol of the nation, the $1 bill, the Washington monument, and a U.S. state all bear his name. Bestowed with an almost Olympian stature for centuries, more recent authors have strived to uncover the true Washington from beneath centuries of propaganda and legend to reveal the entire complex scope of his life.
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow - Authored by the master behind Alexander Hamilton, Chernow's biography is an joy to read and a great starting place for those with an interest in the Washington.
Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner - This single volume work on Washington is the condensed version of the massive, 2,000 page, four-volume tome by Flexner that won a National Book Award and Special Pulitzer Prize. Flexner combines elegant writing with fantastic research to paint a full picture of the First President.
2 John Adams(1735-1826) President from 1797-1801
The first Vice President and first President to lose a re-election, the legacy of Adams is sometimes overshadowed by the titanic stature of his predecessor and successor. On the contrary, I think Adams is among the most interesting Presidents. The man possessed a fiery, explosive temper, a hatred for slavery (of the first 12 Presidents, only Adams and his son John Quincy Adams never owned slaves), and played a crucial role in the Revolution and the creation of America.
John Adams by David McCullough - McCullough's Pulitzer Prize winning biography is incredibly accessible and there is a reason is incredibly popular. It ranks among my favorite biographies of anyone, period. It reads like a novel and covers Adams' entire tumultuous career and his amazing 90-yea... keep reading on reddit ➡