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    The Greatest American

    Who is he/she?
    I would start with Jessee Ventura, Jerry Springer....who else..GW Bush....Don Cherry (we had American residents on the Canadian list!)....Who else..Linda Lovelace (was it her name?)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElfGoneBad
    Back in June, 2003 the BBC conducted a similar to the CBC online poll. Here are the resuls: Your greatest American
    Sheesh, shows how seriously that was taken

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    The worst american

    If you do a worst american George W. Bush is first George H. W. Bush (his father) is second, and the 3rd is very very very very far away

    The greatest american probably is Thomas Edisson and not far from him you have Albert Einstein, and George Washington

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    In no particular order.

    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
    John Adams
    Benjamin Franklin
    Martin Luther King
    Frederick Douglass
    Thomas Edison
    FDR
    Neil Armstrong

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    Lincoln

    Langeweile,

    A notable omission from your list is Abraham Lincoln. I would rank him #1. I agree with most of your other choices. I would add Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Alexander Hamilton, and a few others for consideration in the mix. I would also submit our greatest Judge for consideration, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 12-01-2004 at 11:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    Langeweile,

    A notable omission from your list is Abraham Lincoln. I would rank him #1. I agree with most of your other choices. I would add Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Alexander Hamilton, and a few others for consideration in the mix. I would also submit our greatest Judge for consideration, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
    You are right how could I forget Abe....
    As for the founding fathers there is a much longer list. All theguys participating in the Federal Papers should be on there as well.
    I just wanted to keep the list somewhat short.

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    The Greatest

    My friends,

    Any women?

    ...and what about Jessee and Linda ...and Don???? we could lend you Pamela!!!!

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    Great American Women

    Here is the short list of great American women:

    Susan B. Anthony
    Betsy Ross
    Katherine Hepburn
    Amelia Earhart
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Rosa Parks
    Billie Jean King
    Condi Rice

    I think Jesse Ventura is a great American for his performances in the Schwarznegger classic film "Predator" and the X Files episode "Men In Black" alone. Forget the wrestling and political careers, it was his acting career that defined his greatness.

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    Gotta love those Brits! I can kind of understand the Homer Simpson thing, but Mr. freakin' T?????? What, the 20-year-old A-Team syndication package has just made its way over the Atlantic? Or maybe the T-man has some kind of career going on over there that we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    Here is the short list of great American women:

    Susan B. Anthony
    Betsy Ross
    Katherine Hepburn
    Amelia Earhart
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Rosa Parks
    Billie Jean King
    Condi Rice
    Condi Rice?????? You gotta be joking, right?

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    Greatest American.....hmmmm let's see

    It's real close.

    Uncle Kracker or Jenna Jameson.

    It's gotta be Jenna, sorry Uncle keep tryin'

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