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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:37 PM

Remembering Reagan

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MrScorpio Jan 2013 OP
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #1
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #22
Wolf Frankula Jan 2013 #46
ROBROX Jan 2013 #72
Warpy Jan 2013 #2
KansDem Jan 2013 #34
progressoid Jan 2013 #56
Lasher Jan 2013 #3
malaise Jan 2013 #4
hunter Jan 2013 #5
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #6
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #7
indepat Jan 2013 #8
Diclotican Jan 2013 #40
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #48
Diclotican Jan 2013 #68
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #53
Diclotican Jan 2013 #67
bulloney Jan 2013 #69
leveymg Jan 2013 #83
Godot51 Jan 2013 #9
RedstDem Jan 2013 #10
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #11
Initech Jan 2013 #12
freshwest Jan 2013 #39
Matariki Jan 2013 #13
Squatter Jan 2013 #14
SHRED Jan 2013 #15
Octafish Jan 2013 #16
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #18
cynatnite Jan 2013 #21
Tikki Jan 2013 #33
Honest_Abe Jan 2013 #17
unblock Jan 2013 #26
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #28
Autumn Jan 2013 #19
rickyhall Jan 2013 #20
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #25
freshwest Jan 2013 #23
Sarah Ibarruri Jan 2013 #37
freshwest Jan 2013 #38
Sarah Ibarruri Jan 2013 #64
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #24
green for victory Jan 2013 #52
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #54
lexw Jan 2013 #74
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #27
chazunit Jan 2013 #29
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #32
chazunit Jan 2013 #43
benld74 Jan 2013 #30
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2013 #31
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #57
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Zoeisright Jan 2013 #42
WCGreen Jan 2013 #44
tavalon Jan 2013 #66
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deutsey Jan 2013 #49
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #50
certainot Jan 2013 #51
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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:39 PM

1. He should have gone back to acting

Oh, he still was...
Never mind

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:43 PM

22. The Acting President.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:22 PM

46. From the Crow's Nest Feb 3, 1980

Last edited Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:07 PM - Edit history (1)

And the Republicans have Ronald Reagan, who acted like a governor of California for eight years and now wants to act like a president.

From April 1971, MAD Magazine. "The Rats are destroying Disneyland. We've got to make Governor Reagan act! Hollywood couldn't, how can we?"

Wolf

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:33 PM

72. My parents and I never voted for him

 

He was the Governor of California and I did not vote for the jack ass before I knew the GOP was evil. Today the GOP can not even find someone who can ACT half as good as the stupid and evil regan. I am so happy when the GOP fart die and one less codger is left for them to worship.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:40 PM

2. Unfortunately, people only remember the rosy glow

they got from the corporate pitchman telling them everything was going just fine, all you had to do was trust him.

Only those of us who were immune to his polished, corporate charisma remember who he really was and what he did to us and others.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:20 PM

34. Not for Piper Laurie

Virgin starlet claims Ronald Reagan was a 'show-off' in bed after seducing her on set of 1950s film in which he played her father

In 'Learning to Live Out Loud' she writes that to begin with Reagan was the perfect gentleman and asked her mother for permission to take her out on a date.

But instead of doing so he took her to his home where he made hamburgers for them both.

Things went downhill from there and when they moved into the bedroom where Reagan turned into a 'show-off' who had sex 'without grace'.

Laurie, 79, writes: 'He made sure I was aware of the length of time he had been "ardent". It was 40 minutes.'

Laurie adds that when she complained she was not satisfied, she got rather short shrift indeed.

Reagan told her: 'There’s something wrong with you. You should have had many orgasms by now - after all this time. You’ve got to see a doctor.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061105/Piper-Laurie-claims-Ronald-Reagan-bed.html

And there's this sentence:

On top of that, the man who went on to become Leader of the Free World also disclosed the amount he had paid for the condom, in a crass attempt to prove his point.


Class act...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:42 AM

56. Ewwww.

Now I need to wash my brain.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:45 PM

3. That's Saint Ronnie in a nutshell.

Probably should have mentioned what an inspiring Commander in Chief he was, until he cut and ran from Lebanon.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:47 PM

4. Nailed it

Rec

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:53 PM

5. That cartoon could use quite a few more panels.

Ronald Reagan is a poster boy for the banality of evil.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 PM

6. didn't do anything for civil rights....... but loved black jelly beans

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:05 PM

7. Sure, he did nothing about 241 servicemen murdered in Beruit....

....but he once did a mike check threatening to bomb Russia....HO HO HO you joker, Ronnie!

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:13 PM

8. And Saint Ronnie made the skies safe for flying and also dumped untold thousands off the Social

Security Disability rolls without due process, but he did these with such a sunny disposition if not a smirk.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:53 PM

40. ProudToBeBlueInRhody

ProudToBeBlueInRhody

Yeah - he did so in 1984, and the ruskies was NOT AMUSED about it all.. In fact they was rather crossed by it, and heightened the security all over, included the strategic nuclear arsenal - to be sure to be able to hit back if anything was showing up.... ,and the State dept had it hand full to at least solve some of the fire the dear President did....

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:35 PM

48. All part of Ronnies plan for defense spending.

 

Triple the national debt and make your doners wealthy.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:03 PM

68. xtraxritical

xtraxritical

Pure nuts - to spend that mutch money on defence - when the other side have enough nuclear weapons to blow you out of the water... Or to destroy civilization as we know it then...

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 PM

53. I recall it well

I was a little kid and we were all freaked out about nuclear war at the time. The last thing we needed was the President making "jokes" like that. Of course, at the time Rethugs said "no big deal" and now they look back at it fondly. Fuck Dead Zombie Ronnie and fuck them too.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:02 PM

67. ProudToBeBlueInRhody

ProudToBeBlueInRhody

I think I maybe was in 2 or 3th grade then - but I do rembember my foster parents was not amused by the whole thing... And I bet the russians was not excactly dancing on the celings about it...

Diclotican

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:11 PM

69. After the 1980 Republican Convention, he gave his first speech near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Philadelphia was where 3 civil rights activists were murdered by KKK members. The murders became a symbol of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Now, why would Reagan kick off his presidential campaign there? Was he sending a dog whistle to establish his southern base?

But Reagan was such a nice, fatherly person.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #69)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:26 PM

83. That's right up there with his wreath laying at a Nazi SS graveyard.

Another bright idea brought to you by the guys who ran his White House Communications Office. But, he looked good in a raincoat.



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:19 PM

9. All Hail St. Ronnie

King of the Reagasm!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:20 PM

10. and his campaign talked the iranians into holding the hostages

so he could win over president Carter..


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:20 PM

11. Shut down state mental hospitals, tossing all of the patients on to the street...

but he was once in a movie with a chimp!

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:22 PM

12. Denied the AIDS epidemic existed, perfected an economic system that favored the rich...

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:52 PM

39. And the chimp was a better actor doing a cameo.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

13. He ended financial aid for many college students, who consequently had to drop out

But, um...

I can't think of anything good to say about him.

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Response to Squatter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:30 PM

15. bye bye

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Response to Squatter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:33 PM

16. Traitor, War Criminal, Racist, Gangster.

About the nicest thing I can say about him was that he was very ignorant.

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Response to Squatter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:37 PM

18. Are you high? nt

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Response to Squatter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:42 PM

21. Yeah, he fought AIDS...NOT! n/t

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Response to Squatter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:10 PM

33. Stood on stage and called young veterans traitors because they dared to speak up..

and peacefully protest.
Never went to war but played something or other in a movie.



Tikki

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:36 PM

17. Didn't he also support Osama Bin Laden? NM

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Response to Honest_Abe (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:55 PM

26. yup. called the taliban "freedom fighters" and gave them fancy weapons.

and trained taught them how to be a thorn in the side of a superpower.

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Response to Honest_Abe (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:59 PM

28. Indirectly

He supported the Mujahidin in Afghanistan against the invading Russians, apparent that's where Osama got his start as a minor commander.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:39 PM

19. He's been dead for well over three days.

And the fuckers still dead, thank God.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:39 PM

20. Thanks Matariki for saying what I was thinking...

Ronald Wilson Reagan - 666

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

25. oops you beat me to it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:46 PM

23. ...



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Response to freshwest (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:31 PM

37. Perfect! nt

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:49 PM

38. Like your signature...


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Response to freshwest (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:37 AM

64. Exactly the years from Reagan to the present. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:50 PM

24. Ronald(6) Wilson(6) Reagan(6)

nt

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:54 PM

52. Retired to 666 St. Cloud Rd. Bel Air, CA

 

Nancy sent her servants down to the City of LA to change it to 668
you can see the driveway as clear as a bell on google earth street view.
Imagine that, of the hundreds of thousands of residences in and around LA he chooses

666 St. Cloud Rd.

Saint Cloud? Really?

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Response to green for victory (Reply #52)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:39 PM

54. Very strange indeed

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Response to green for victory (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:40 PM

74. How funny. I didn't know that!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:56 PM

27. There is soooo much more

This could be a series of strips.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:05 PM

29. Imagine

 

what a different world it would be had Hinkley stalked Lennon and Chapman stalked Reagan......

Furthermore, I don't care if you ignore me anymore. I'm still here anyway.

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Response to chazunit (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:09 PM

32. What a different world it would be if we actually gave peace a chance

Your comment, wishing for Reagan's assassination, I think, is not long with us.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:08 PM

43. Without

 

Reagon and with Lennon we could have given peace a much better chance, not to mention all of the atrocities of Ronald Raygun raining down, trickling down on us all, ever since. What a better world we would live in now!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:09 PM

30. Oh hell NO! I've been trying the last 30 years to forget the bastard!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:09 PM

31. Yes he was warm and fuzzy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:58 AM

57. Now he's cold and wormy.

And for some reason the area around his grave stinks of urine.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:25 PM

35. .

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:30 PM

36. And that was dedicated to Dems who say, "how could you say such ugly things about Reagan?" nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:58 PM

41. August 3rd, 1981 . . . The Day Worker Progress Got Stomped.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Air_Traffic_Controllers_Organization_

On August 3, 1981, the union declared a strike, seeking better working conditions, better pay and a 32-hour workweek. In addition, PATCO no longer wanted to be included within the civil service clauses that had haunted it for decades. In doing so, the union violated a law — 5 U.S.C. (Supp. III 1956) 118p. — that banned strikes by government unions. Ronald Reagan declared the PATCO strike a "peril to national safety" and ordered them back to work under the terms of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Only 1,300 of the nearly 13,000 controllers returned to work. Subsequently, Reagan demanded those remaining on strike return to work within 48 hours, otherwise their jobs would be forfeited. At the same time, Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis organized for replacements and started contingency plans. By prioritizing and cutting flights severely, and even adopting methods of air traffic management that PATCO had previously lobbied for, the government was initially able to have 50% of flights available.

On August 5, following the PATCO workers' refusal to return to work, Reagan fired the 11,345 striking air traffic controllers who had ignored the order, and banned them from federal service for life. In the wake of the strike and mass firings, the FAA was faced with the task of hiring and training enough controllers to replace those that had been fired, a hard problem to fix as, at the time, it took three years in normal conditions to train a new controller. They were replaced initially with nonparticipating controllers, supervisors, staff personnel, some nonrated personnel, and in some cases by controllers transferred temporarily from other facilities. Some military controllers were also used until replacements could be trained. The FAA had initially claimed that staffing levels would be restored within two years; however, it would take closer to ten years before the overall staffing levels returned to normal. PATCO was decertified from its right to represent workers by the Federal Labor Relations Authority on October 22, 1981. The decision was appealed.

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Michael Moore said that Reagan's firing of the PATCO strikers was the beginning of "America's downward slide", and the end of comfortable union jobs, with a middle-class salary, raises, and pensions. Wages have remained stagnant for 30 years. Moore also blamed the AFL-CIO for telling their members to cross the PATCO picket lines.

President Reagan's director of the United States Office of Personnel Management at the time, Donald J. Devine, argued that "when the president said no...American business leaders were given a lesson in managerial leadership that they could not and did not ignore. Many private sector executives have told me that they were able to cut the fat from their organizations and adopt more competitive work practices because of what the government did in those days. I would not be surprised if these unseen effects of this private sector shakeout under the inspiration of the president were as profound in influencing the recovery that occurred as the formal economic and fiscal programs."


"Best President in the last 50 years" . . .. ball bag.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

84. he is directly responsible for killing friends of mine...

As a pilot, I kept losing friends to his union busting...what a jerk

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:07 PM

42. I hated that asshole's guts.

And I'm glad he's dead. Too bad it didn't happen much sooner.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:10 PM

44. When I came out of my drug induced three week in intensive care coma....

I learned that Reagan had died.

I was pissed that I missed it...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #44)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:01 PM

66. Don't feel too bad

He was pretty much dead long before his body sent the message to stop breathing. Long before.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:11 PM

45. When Reagan was shot, I was living in Texas

My third grader son said when they got the news in class, he said "my mom will be happy." The teacher was not pleased, of course, and neither was I. So I explained to my son that, while I agreed with almost nothing Reagan said or did, I did not want him assasinated. After that, I was careful about what I said around the kids, and watched in horror as Ronnie, the acting president screwed the country.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:28 PM

47. K&R

Brilliant strip. Thank you for sharing-I wish I could email this to FAUX or any of his most ardent worshippers. They wouldn't have one rebuke to any of the points made.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:37 PM

49. Read "Sleepwalking Through History" by Haynes Johnson

for a devastatingly incisive account of the Reagan years.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:38 PM

50. A classic

But always helpful to throw in the faces of Reaganites in mid-Reagan-orgasm

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:41 PM

51. and the biggest problem for his PR people: samantha smith, the anti reagan, who was a big threat to

the trillion dollar star wars fantasy, and died in a plane crash in 85.

see the movie "amazing grace and chuck", with gregory peck, which was a disguised suggestion that it was not an accident.

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Response to certainot (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:48 AM

60. I'm going to text in white now:

Ever notice that it's NEVER Republican politicians, aides, whistleblowers, etc. that die in fiery plane crashes, assassinations, "suicides" or other assorted "accidents"?? Funny how that works and funny if you make that suggestion regarding this incredibly coincidental and lottery-odds phenomenon, you're labeled a "conspiracy loon" . . . . .

Yeah. It's like that.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:52 AM

63. Ding! Ding! Winnah!!!

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:44 PM

71. Was thinking that just the other day...n/t

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 07:59 AM

85. look it up doughboy

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #60)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:13 PM

86. SORRY!! i thought you were joking about the white!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:44 PM

55. shit i`d like to forget..i live in his hometown.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:25 PM

80. I just live in his home state and it depresses me to no end

Reagan was the devil.

Don

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:34 AM

58. Right On

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:17 AM

59. Amen, and RIW

(rest in worms)

I can only hope to live to see the time when that man is recognized for what he was, the last of the truly hateful/fearful "real" white man's, real white man President.

He reassured old white dudes that America could still be that old Norman Rockwell painting that never was. Brilliantly.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:55 AM

61. Ronald Reagan

The architect of everything that has gone wrong with America. The worst President ever if you gage the damage he single handedly inflicted upon our society it's not even close.

That being said, let's not forget that it the American people's fault as well. In 1980 we had a choice. To buckle down and work for a better nation or to be taken in by a fantasy where the solution was to borrow our way into a false prosperity. We, as a nation chose the latter. We chose irresponsibility over hard work, and promises over accountability.

He was "tough" even though he spent World War II in a movie studio. (a path much better actors like The "wimpy" liberal Henry Fonda failed to take advantage of) Jimmy Carter was another "wimp" even though he enlisted in the Navy right after high school, you know, like almost every American male of his generation.

Except, of course the heroic right wing tough guys like Ronnie and the Duke. That's another evil legacy he left behind. Reagan proved that image over substance and perception over reality were not just tools you might need in addition to statesmanship and accomplishment, but the only things necessary for the achievement of political success.

He destroyed labor, bankrupted the nation, shred the safety net and divided the country and weakened it on purpose to benefit the wealthy. Every major problem we face as Americans today can be traced back to his policies, it's too bad nobody ever used the debt ceiling as leverage on his ass. Wonder how speaker O'Neil would be remembered if he had.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:47 AM

62. Back from the dead and bigger than evah...Zombie Raygun!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:55 AM

65. Ha! I'd seen this one before but it's worth a redo.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:29 PM

70. This could be expanded to graphic novel length and still not count all of Reagan's crimes.

nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:39 PM

73. I will always feel comtempt for anyone who fell for his act

ugh

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:50 PM

75. Have seen before, but good to see again...Says it all perfectly

And I especially like that it's as much about the fawning, unthinking worship the guy generated as it is about the vile old bastard and his real legacy of lies and high crimes .

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:17 PM

76. His biggest negative contribution was to denigrate the federal government

And his associated phrases: "The federal government is the problem, not the solution." and ""The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

He also worked hard to associate the federal government with "welfare queens" possessing diamonds and Cadillacs to make taxpayers feel they were being taken advantage.

The thoughts behind these phrases and images, continue to be used to drum up support for the GOP today and threaten the American way of life, because it threatens the safety net and all the good that the federal government does through research and regulation.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:18 PM

77. I have no idea why he is so deified

I entered adulthood during the Reagan era, and it sure as hell wasn't the utopia that conservatives get misty-eyed over, at least not for a kid in a Rust Belt city whose dad was a diesel mechanic and union steward.

All the faux-patriotism/flag-waving/playing Charlie Daniels' "In America" full blast actually made me a hell of a lot more cynical about the subject of "patriotism."

The "Morning In America" adverts were a good substitute for a strong cocktail of syrup of Ipecac with chocolate Ex-Lax garnish.

What has been really silly is the far right's zealousness to name everything they can after him. In Indianapolis there's a glorified Interstate exit named the "Ronald Reagan Parkway"...and with his claimed disdain for all things "gubmint," that flies in the face of everything he claimed to stand for!

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:20 PM

78. Excellent summation of the Reagan legacy. nt

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:23 PM

79. Sickening! Gawd what a stupid nation we are.

I remember Reagan vividly, I was pretty young but appalled by him & his gang of bigoted, stupid chickenhawks on a daily basis. It seems to me the culture of American aggression reached its zentih under Reagan. Those 12 (Reagan plus Bush Daddy) years are a huge reason the rest of the world held us in a very low opinion. And Dubya was the final expelled turd of that era.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:34 PM

81. Raygun spoke at my high school in 1962..

About the evils of communism, and how we had to be on our guard at all times, here and around the world. We were just a bunch of high school kids, didn't quite have a handle on what he was saying - and had no idea he would go on to such unbelievable evil himself.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:35 PM

82. On Jeopardy college kids didn't recognize St. Reagan...what does that tell ya?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:23 PM

87. H.L. Mencken predicted a Reagan presidency. (And, A Dubya presidency).

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.¯ - H.L. Mencken

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #87)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:47 PM

88. And on January 21 1981

That prediction came to pass.

Wolf

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