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The fact it is 'loosely based on' appears to be this letter http://www.bartleby.com/53/14.html
Check this out: http://www.aghines.com/gary/activities.htm#xmas
>Do you think it's good or bad to cut down trees? Why?
I happen to agree with his ideas on forestry management, but selling it to kids this way, and inflicting an erroneous meme on America is not kosher.
Did you know John Nance Garner actually said the vice presidency was "not worth a bucket of warm piss."?
I have more sources than you!