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  •  This cracked me up re the 1858 brawl (4+ / 0-)
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    justiceputnam, dougymi, JeffW, PSzymeczek
    two northern members grabbed Rep. William Barksdale of Mississippi during the brawl and ripped his hairpiece off.

    "I've scalped him," yelled one, as the "melee dissolved into a chorus of laughs and jeers" when Barksdale hastily put his wig on backwards.

    by Paleo on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:05:35 PM PST

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