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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-16-08 06:58 AM
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12. It just kills me to see all this idiot Repigs try to Beatify their Saint Ronnie
I was a child in California when he became gov. First of all, the only reason he did become gov is because J Edgar Hoover was looking for someone to put down the Berkeley students and their Free Speech movement--in Hoover's eyes they were all a bunch of terrorists and Gov Pat Brown wasn't doing enough to oppress them. So at the time, in order to run for political office in Cali, you had to be sure there was nothing on your record that showed you'd ever been associated with a "subversive" group. Ronnie had once been a part of some organisation not beloved by the crazy, cold war-fearing idiots, but Hoover hid that association so St Ronnie could become what he did best: a puppet, a figurehead whose strings were pulled by someone else.

So in Cali in the 60s, we saw Ronnie cut state funds to mental hospitals, starting the first wave of homelessness and schizophrenics without care or meds that had to live on the streets. Fifteen years later, he took his act national--and we still have repercussions to this day.

I for one will NEVER get over how cold and unresponsive Reagan's regime was towards AIDS. Those fuckers made it obvious they didn't care because it was only affecting an "undesirable" part of the population, so your friends and mine, your family and mine, all died needlessly while St Ronnie and Nancy lived in their bubble. A man like that should be reviled not reveared!

Anyway, the whole J Edgar/Ronnie connection was printed in the Sunday Chronicle in June 2002--a whole huge exposee written by a Chron reporter who spent SEVENTEEN years petitioning for it under the Freedom of Information act. It's full of reality-based-not-so-nice stuff about ST Ronnie. I'll find the link and post it for those interested.
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  -RONALD REAGAN DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO BRING THE IRAN HOSTAGES HOME#@! searchingforlight  May-16-08 06:07 AM   #0 
  - I had to explain the to a rightie yesterday  liberal N proud   May-16-08 06:08 AM   #1 
  - Reagan made deals to keep them there longer. Reagan was scum.  FSogol   May-16-08 06:16 AM   #2 
  - So now they're saying that the October Surprise is true after all...  Junkdrawer   May-16-08 06:18 AM   #3 
  - WRONGO - They DON'T claim anything that happens around their sinkhole.  Rosemary2205   May-16-08 06:24 AM   #4 
  - Other GOOP Lies...  KharmaTrain   May-16-08 06:26 AM   #5 
  - David Stockman blew away the myth of Reagan "fixing" what Carter "messed up"  zbdent   May-16-08 06:46 AM   #11 
  - also  elizfeelinggreat   May-16-08 07:13 AM   #14 
     - I Never Hesitate...  KharmaTrain   May-16-08 07:25 AM   #15 
  - Candidate Reagan made a deal with Iranians to end the hostage crisis.  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-16-08 06:28 AM   #6 
  - Poppy and Bill Casey did the legwork with Iran to HOLD the hostages until after the election.  Octafish   May-16-08 07:50 AM   #18 
  - Patti Reagan suspected deal by Repubs to delay hostage release  wishlist   May-16-08 06:32 AM   #7 
  - Bill Casey and George H.W. Bush made a better offer than the Carter White House  leveymg   May-16-08 06:33 AM   #8 
  - october surprise is a great book, indeed.  colonel odis   May-16-08 07:09 AM   #13 
     - Here's an extract of a long statement by Gary Sick in the Congressional Record  leveymg   May-16-08 07:27 AM   #16 
  - RR could not legally do anything to bring home the hostages ...  zbdent   May-16-08 06:43 AM   #9 
  - WRONG -- The Reagan gang committed treason to keep the hostages there till inauguration  HamdenRice   May-16-08 06:44 AM   #10 
  - It just kills me to see all this idiot Repigs try to Beatify their Saint Ronnie  pink-o   May-16-08 06:58 AM   #12 
  - but but but  frogcycle   May-16-08 07:35 AM   #17 

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