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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:08 PM

Ronald Reaganís Childhood Home To Be Bulldozed For Possible Future Home Of Obama Library



http://www.mediaite.com/online/ronald-reagans-childhood-home-to-be-bulldozed-for-possible-future-home-of-obama-library/

President Ronald Reaganís childhood home in Chicago is scheduled to be demolished. The University of Chicago recently purchased the property and announced that it intends to turn the property into a parking lot. According to a report in The Washington Times, that plot could soon be the parking lot for the future site of President Barack Obamaís presidential library.

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Reply Ronald Reaganís Childhood Home To Be Bulldozed For Possible Future Home Of Obama Library (Original post)
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 OP
DonViejo Jan 2013 #1
freshwest Jan 2013 #50
BlueMTexpat Jan 2013 #64
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Tx4obama Jan 2013 #3
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #5
DallasNE Jan 2013 #24
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The Wielding Truth Jan 2013 #57
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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:31 AM

50. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:54 AM

64. It already has.

I just saw a similar link - with a biased lead-in posted on FB by my nutty SIL.

There aren't too many people in my family that I choose to avoid - we certainly don't always have the same POV but our similarities and shared background usually trump our differences - but said SIL is a religious wacko and literally dangerous to anyone's mental health and well-being. The truly scary thing is that she is credentialed as a "Christian" psychologist - go figure.

Fortunately, it has always been my husband's choice not to go out of his way to see her and I have simply managed prudently to keep my mouth shut about - and to - her altogether.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:12 PM

2. I LOVE it! K&R. n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:12 PM

3. Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois, and raised in Dixon, Illinois


The Chicago house is NOT a landmark.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:12 PM

5. I'd wager any place associated with Reagan is not a landmark! haha

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:27 PM

24. Not Only That

But this is a Washington Times article so I expect that the property is being bought but it is only in the minds of the people at the Washington Times that it will later be converted to parking for an Obama library.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:22 PM

41. If the Mooney Times says so, it's not.

I figured this was a lie the second I saw the Mooney Times behind it.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:28 AM

57. The site will become a parking lot for the University of Chicago medical center, not the Obama lib-

rary..post #40

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:35 PM

47. reagan used to do play by play rebroadcast of Cubs games for WHO in Des Moines

I admit I am not a Gipper historian, but I think that's about as close to Chicago as he ever got.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

88. I read

Reagan lived in the old building for a year or so when he was a toddler. Building is falling down in a substandard area

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #88)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:01 PM

89. must be why he hated the poor so much

what an asshole.
St. Ronnie patron saint of the greedy, the ignorant and the pentagon.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:26 AM

66. Forgot the spelling...

Oops. But everything I have ever read about Reagan follows Tampico and Dixon. Seems another attempt to stir up anti-Obama animus.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. The bathrooms could be placed on the site.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:38 PM

29. Could be enough room for the trash compactor, too

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Response to Turborama (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:58 AM

52. and maybe a memorial shredder.

No, wait, that's in Ollie North's parking lot.

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Response to nilram (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:43 AM

61. LOL! Will you be here all week?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:15 PM

6. I hope that is true.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:15 PM

7. This is an insulting travesty and really should be stopped.

 

Bad enought that Reagan would be associated with a University, but with a library!!!!!!!

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Response to Dconserve (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:19 PM

9. Dick Cheney has some words for you...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:22 PM

10. A two-post flame out! I wouldn't have thought it possible, but the trolls actually appear to ...

be getting even dumber!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:24 PM

11. WOW...that was fast! n/t

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:27 PM

13. We are NOT!!!

Shit! Gave myself away AGAIN!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM

39. OK, it took me a couple of minutes to stop laughing before I could respond.

NICE!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:53 PM

18. Saw a couple of 1 and done in the last 2 weeks,

they were that bad

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:47 AM

62. That's not a very nice response to Senator Frist!



If he can diagnose based on a videotape, why not by a newsgroup post?

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Response to Dconserve (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:27 PM

12. Karma is a bitch! n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:30 PM

14. This would be the funniest thing damn near ever

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:33 PM

15. What is that loud whine I hear?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:37 PM

16. Found this fitting Facebook Comment:

Surely Ronald Reagan of all presidents would understand the need to put business before something as unprofitable as historical preservation.

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Reagan lived there only a year when he was 4. Wasn't even sure of the location:

Many years later, President Reagan told a friend he'd once lived in Chicago, but didn't know the address. Reagan had always been frank about his dad's drinking. The friend scoured old arrest records, and found Jack Reagan of 832 E. 57th St., charged as a "drunk-and-disorderly.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:38 PM

17. Yippy, Skippy.

Boo effing hoo you RWNJ trolls.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:59 PM

19. I wonder if they'll sell off the stonework.

I need to re-gravel my driveway.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:00 PM

20. One word describes. Karma!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:02 PM

21. Hilarious! nt

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:18 PM

22. They should bulldoze

each and every place he lived, and his burial place, as far as I'm concerned.
You see, Reagan killed my younger brother when he labeled AIDS, a "gay cancer," and refused to fund early research.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:23 PM

23. Reagan/bush policies have killed millions of people and continue to do so.

I'm sorry about your brother. And all the other AIDS bio-weapons victims.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:33 PM

25. +1

A few US presidents are deserving of real hatred; Ronald Wilson Reagan is one of their number.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:42 PM

30. Condolences, Rocco

That man has enough bad karma piled up for the rest of his lifetimes, and I hope he will suffer in every single one. Without the mercy of Alzheimers.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:35 PM

26. KARMA

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:36 PM

27. They should make sure and build the bathrooms right over it.

Now that would be priceless!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:36 PM

28. You had me at bulldozed...

But, the rest is LMAO.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:47 PM

31. Made my day!



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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:51 PM

32. Wow. The Tea Party won't like that!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:53 PM

33. A Mosque would be more poetic

 

but if it demoralizes the Neo-nder-Con Knuckle Dragging Uncle Shagging Ninny Mung Mouth Breather Numbskulls then it is still a win in the court of Karmic balance. Pardon my sobriquet,okay?

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Response to Rain Mcloud (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:28 PM

46. We already have more...

tax evading, I mean exempt, "houses of worship" than we need.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:07 PM

49. Yeah

 

There is the truth of it!
If I have to pay taxes(as little as i make)then by gum,everybody does,no exceptions.

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Response to Rain Mcloud (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:42 AM

55. I haven't noticed you before...

so, welcome to DU

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Response to Rain Mcloud (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:39 PM

82. A mental health clinic would be even more poetic than that.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #82)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:12 PM

107. Or a community garden that grows ketchup.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:55 PM

34. F-YEAH!!!! Suck it, Reagan worshippers!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:03 PM

35. onion?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:06 PM

36. Oh, I am so posting this on my local news Facebook page lol n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:13 PM

37. OMG, that will drive the wingnuts apoplectic.

Too funny! In general, I would say to let historical homes be, but I understand this wasn't a birth home but merely a childhood residence at some point? My guess is some conservative group will buy the home and move it to a new location. Still, the wailing will be hysterical to listen to.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:14 PM

38. How fitting!

I LOVE the irony. This will bring the loons out of the woodwork.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:18 PM

40. Bogus story

The Moonie Times (and Daily Fail) are just trying to rile up the RW loonies. The site will become a parking lot for the University of Chicago medical center, not the Obama library. The only connection is the possibility that the university may host the eventual presidential library. But the plans have been in the works since at least 2004, when the university bought the property.

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Response to caraher (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:47 PM

45. Now let's find out how many degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

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Response to caraher (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:09 AM

53. BUZZKILL!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:50 PM

42. They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot?

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:17 AM

65. Now, that's funny!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:35 PM

83. If Ronald Reagan contaminated it by his presence...

...it won't be paradise til after they pave it.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:55 PM

111. I was just about to post something like that

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Response to underpants (Reply #111)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:58 PM

112. That's ok, you beat me to the post about Uranus

(And had a more apropos screen name too)

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #112)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:13 PM

114. I feel relief that you didn't post about my anus

thanks

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:16 PM

43. Couldn't happen to a nicer jerk!!

And when they get done they should also bulldozer His Library in SOCAL! Now that would make me real happy to see all references to St Ronnie wiped out!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:26 PM

44. The article was hilarious and the comments were even better, in a dumb as a rock kind of way.



To clarify, I meant the Washington Times Article and comments.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 PM

48. Sweet, Sweet Karma

Now to turn the Bush compounds into public schools,hospitals, and maybe a red education camp or two

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:47 AM

51. No, not a parking lot

Isn't this what happened to the supposed birth place of the supposed Christ? I can see where this is going on Faux.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:35 AM

54. Haaaaa, haa, haaaahaaaaahahahaahahhaha

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:10 AM

56. It shouldn't be torn down.

 

Yes, Reagan was a douche, but I'm tired of bulldozing good architecture in this city.

The university has a habit and history of bulldozing block of structures, many of them dating back to the turn of the last century and building mediocrity in its place.

I'm all for the Obama Presidential Library being built here in Chicago, but there are plenty of vacant lots all over this city that can be utilized.

This warrantless destruction of our architectural history is... tasteless.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #56)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:37 AM

68. That's a beautiful old building

I don't care if Reagan took a dump in there or not, it is a shame that well-built and beautiful old buildings like this with character are being knocked down for shiny new modern monoliths. Meanwhile, there are plenty of vacant lots and run-down properties that can be razed and built over (ie like what happened with Cabrini Green). How about Dixie Square Mall out in Harvey? Did they knock down that toxic dump yet?

Aside from all that, this whole story sounds like ridiculous bullshit from the Daily Mail. And this is absurd even by their own low standards.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #56)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM

73. "This warrantless destruction of our architectural history is... tasteless."

Ah, who cares? In this case, it's also damn funny!

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #73)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:06 PM

91. I care.

 

And people who like architecture care.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #91)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:51 AM

101. You'll live. n/t

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #91)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:43 AM

104. Ah, sorry. That was a litle crass of me.

You don't need to worry anyways, the story turns out to be false. See post #102.

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Response to BVictor1 (Reply #56)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:27 PM

95. Obama Presidential Library has nothing to do with it

That's a bizarre six-degrees-of-separation charge made by the Moonie Times.

If it's bulldozed, it's because the Medical Center wants to, not because of Obama's Library, which hasn't even been slated for U of Chicago yet.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:34 AM

58. Next week in The Moonie Times: "Was Reagan house bulldozed to hide Obama' Kenyan birth certificate?"

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:44 AM

59. The Nine Most Terrifying Words

"We're from the university and Reagan's house is toast"

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:49 AM

60. Storm Warning

This ought to send the right-wing, Reagan-worshiping, GOP lunatics absolutely over the edge!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:10 AM

63. He wasn't born in heaven? or hollywood? or mainstreet america?

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Response to Tunkamerica (Reply #63)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:53 PM

78. Actually, just off Mainstreet America.

That is, the Lincoln Highway ran just north of Tampico, IL, where Ronnie was born in an apartment over a bar.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:35 AM

67. What poetic justice

it should have been condemned as a toxic wastesite and cleaned before Obama puts his library there.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:42 AM

69. LOL

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:44 AM

70. "Possible future home"......OKAY, clearly that writer doesn't have an agenda.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:44 AM

71. Mmmm...you taste that? I'm not sure what it is, but it sure is sweeet!

Oh and for all lurking freeps and teabagging dill holes, don't worry. Even when Reagan was alive, it's not like he remembered the damn place anyways.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:49 AM

72. Some of the comments are hilarious......


Orestes Ippeau Texas4obama ē 10 hours ago −Next they're gonna find some non-functioning decorative phone booth in a meth den where Fearless Young Sports Reporter Ronnie "Ace" Reagan phoned in a partial score one evening: 'You got that? I don't have the final score yet, but apparently at some point in the first half Duquesne went on a run against Depaul and the score at that point stood 8 to 5 ... no, I don't have anything on which side was leading, I'll have to get back to you. Hang on here, the guy's coming with some more nickels ... okay, so that's 8 to 5 in the first half, pretty sure it was the first half.", and the wingers will want to bronze it or something.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:10 PM

74. Excellent.

Simply delicious.

Fuck that wizened old raisin and his bullshit conservatism.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:10 PM

75. Ha Ha!


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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:17 PM

76. my reaction was identical to yours.

HA - FUCKING HA.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:50 PM

77. The White House is disputing this story...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022289047

...besides, Saint Ronnie only lived in the house for one year.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #77)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:28 PM

79. Right wing nuts trying to stir up shit again on Obama

As soon as I saw this post on DU I didn't believe it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:50 PM

80. reagan`s dad was a drunk that could`t keep a job

the reagan family moved all over the northern part of illinois until they arrived in dixon. we have the honor of being the home town of ronald reagan because his dad found some part time work.ronny was going to high school and his mom was helped out by the church they went to. ron`s dad and brother worked for the ccc/wpa. after ron found work in cailfornia he moved his family there.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:05 PM

81. Now that is irony; the asshole that caused 30+ years

of hell being replaced by the President who fixed it.
Are heads exploding yet?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:43 PM

84. not

a fact-- more fear-mongering lies against the Kenyan.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:46 PM

85. In New England they have George Washington Slept Here signs

Are we to also have Ronald Reagan Slept Here signs?

It would be one thing if Reagan was a good president. But as corrupt as he was, the constant deification of Reagan is getting very old very fast. You may as well deify Dillinger or one of the spies from the Reagan era.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #85)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:58 AM

105. Today's republicans lionize the terrible and demonize the good.

The poor sods just can't help themselves.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:54 PM

86. God, please let this be true (nt)

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:56 PM

87. I think the Reagan LIBRARY should be bulldozed. nt

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Response to WeekendWarrior (Reply #87)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:30 PM

108. It just needs to be fixed

Tear out the exhibits there now and install a Guns To Iran and Nerve Gas To Iraq room, a Gay Men's Genocide Room, a Destroyed Economy Room...and in the biggest room, as many restored 1970s-era Cadillacs as will fit. Paper the walls with welfare checks and food stamps, and put the logos of the 747 savings and loans he killed by eliminating the passive loss deduction on border strip in every room.

Oh yeah: Carpet can be printed on. Get one with the front page of the New York Times the day after the stock market crashed in 1987.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:05 PM

90. hey irish drunk...Your DISINGENIOUS lead-in is a buncha horsesh....

*t. First of all, the location is NOT for the Library and second...who gives a double-damm if that idiots 'boyhood' home is demolished. IMHO, EVERYTHING named or associated with reagan should be done away with. that idiot was the single most important reason for today's disrespectful political discourse and disrespect for President Obama and the Democrat Party. How? by his abolishment of the FCC's Fairness Doctrine that gave rise to the likes of rush racist limbaugh and the equally racist beck and their minions...

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Response to cntrfthrs (Reply #90)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:59 PM

94. Hey jackass...I didn't write the headline.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:00 PM

92. The sound you just heard

is Rush Limbaugh shitting himself.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:52 PM

93. Heads will explode!

Oh deary, dear. My inbox will be littered with this abomination of justice as Daddy and his funky Peatardy bunch go on a plundering of the internet tomorrow. I'm only a little surprised I haven't seen anything yet.

I must prepare with some witty and thoughtful responses that don't alienate the rwnj in the famdamily.

"Gee Daddy, the roof leaked and trickled down asbestos."

"I think they're going to have a blocked spot for Ronnie if he comes back."



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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:18 PM

97. RAISE that puppy!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:31 PM

98. love watching the right wing heads explodes.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:45 PM

99. This is probably the best news I've heard this week

 

Reagan was a true a-hole. This is a perfect example of karma. I can't wait for the Obama Library to be built.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:45 PM

100. Is this for real?

You know, even though Reagan's son Ron is a known liberal, I can't imagine him being too happy about his own father's childhood home being bulldozed.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:56 AM

103. That would be awesome, but it's not true. n/t

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:29 PM

106. Gee, that's just awful.

What a damn shame.

(Are they selling tickets to the demolition? Are they, are they?)

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:00 PM

109. Make sure to sterilize it before building anything on it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:46 PM

110. Not a true story

Reagan lived in this building less than one year as a four year old. He grew up in Dixon, Illinois, a small town in western Illinois. The University of Chicago has owned that building and the rest of that block for almost ten years and plans on expanding the hospital on that parcel. It has nothing to do with Obama or his potential library. Furthermore, if this building is so historically significant then why didn't the GOP purchased it a long time ago and preserve it? Reagan's parents moved frequently during his early years and there is probably a half dozen places like this tenement that they lived in for brief periods of time in and around Chicago. The Republicans will lie about anything to smear President Obama. Just sick.

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Response to underpants (Reply #113)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:44 PM

115. with **100+** recs on THIS SITE??? Grrrr! We're SUPPOSED to be DEBUNKING RWBS!!!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:29 PM

116. i feel some respect is needed

i dont agree with reagans policies but i feel its a piece of history and should be preserved..

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