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By atreides (Fri Jan 08, 2021 at 03:20:06 AM EST) (all tags)
Ladies and gentlemen, please raise your glasses. To His Imperial Highness, Joshua Norton the First, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico!

Today, January 8, is the 141st anniversary of the death of the only Emperor of the United States.

"Norton was in his day a respectable merchant, and since he has worn the Imperial purple he has shed no blood, robbed nobody, and despoiled the country of no one, which is more than can be said of any of his fellows in that line." Truly, the ruler we need, but do not deserve.

Make sure to pay your proper due to him next time you belly up to the bar.

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To The Emperor! | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
what's a bar? by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 at 11:00:31 AM EST

A wiser fella once said ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Jan 08, 2021 at 02:10:36 PM EST
... sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, the bar eats you

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In the “Before Time”... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Jan 08, 2021 at 02:54:45 PM EST
cheers! by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Jan 09, 2021 at 03:35:31 PM EST

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