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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:16 PM
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What's the latest word on Ronald Reagan ?
Someone mentioned a couple of days ago that they had been working on his obituary but that, that was "normal"? Nancy came out and more or less attacked Dubya's position on stem cell research, which would indicate that things may be pretty bad right now with the ex-President. Anybody heard anything more about him?
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:18 PM
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1. No, I haven't. However...
Edited on Sat May-15-04 10:19 PM by DarkPhenyx
...if he is at that time in this life then I wish him a gentle, swift, and painless passing into the next life.
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bigwavebobby Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:04 PM
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17. Latest on Reagan
.....Depends.


sorry.

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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:19 PM
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2. Still smarter than dumbya...
I've heard/read that most publications keep obits "in the can" for public figures- just in case. And Nancy, IIRC, has spoken out about the stem cell issue a few times since * signed the stupid thing in '91.

Other than that, he's in his 90's & suffering from Alzheimer's (as is his family, for which I'm honestly sympathetic). Odds are definitely against him.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:48 PM
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10. It Really *does* Seem Like Shrub Has Inflicted Himself Since '91 n/t
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:20 PM
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3. I remember reading a piece on Nancy speaking somewhere...
just recently. She was calling for shrub to expand stem cell research. In her speech she made a reference that she can no longer reach her husband or something to that effect. There was a thread on it, sorry don't have a link.



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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:20 PM
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4. Latest word from Reagan ....
"Skauffletta-oooom"

..... Just couldnt pass it by ....
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:38 PM
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6. How dare you
How dare you misquote a former president.

He said "Skoe left a moon." Get it right next time.

Heh heh. ;)
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javadu Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:36 PM
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5. Scary Thought Here
I have been enjoying Bush's plummeting poll numbers and, at the same time, concerned about "October Surprises." Without a doubt, it is now looking like there will be a less than stellar GOP turnout in November.

HOWEVER, could Reagan's passing be a rallying cry? I can hear the rhetoric now to "get out and win one for the Gipper!!"

Any thoughts?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:47 PM
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9. I think you may be correct
I've said for a long time that Reagan is probably already dead, that he's been overdue. He's in his 90s and about five years beyond the usual span for someone with Alzheimer's. I'm sure he's the October surprise they have planned. However, they may have to spring it early as more and more information about Rumsfeld's prison interrogation techniques becomes available.

If by some miracle he's still alive, the poor old thing is being kept that way by a feeding tube.

I can think of no worse punishment.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:48 PM
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11. If they pull that stunt, we then need to do what they did at Wellstone's
funeral service.

It's the same bullshit, only worse... Reagan is no true role model. For anybody...
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:52 PM
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13. First they would have to do it over Nancy's cold dead body...
I hear she is no fan of the Bush's.




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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:42 PM
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7. Still dead.
Waiting in the freezer for maximum mass mind control impact moment to be reached.
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:46 PM
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8. Still wrong.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:52 PM
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12. His obit was written a loooong time ago
Last I heard he's totally bedridden and doesn't recognize anyone. Nancy & Deaver have been saying how bad he is, but there's no death watch as yet.

I doubt the Bushes are looking forward to the funeral, except as a diversion, as they hate the Reagans and are paying them back for the way Nancy treated them while in the W.H. Maybe Nancy will forego a Washington funeral and opt for a private one, though I doubt it.
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:56 PM
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14. I was hoping Reagan would die under Clinton's watch
Not because I enjoy death or wish it upon anyone, but because I would have enjoyed Clinton giving Reagan a royal send off like he did Nixon, and rubbing it in the faces of the crazy fucking you-know-whos.
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:00 PM
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15. Let's hope he doesn't die before the election
:(
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:24 PM
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20. Agreed
I would hate for Bush to be able to exploit such a thing.

He might take a pic of himself standing on Reagan's casket with his hands in the prayer position, sending Reagan's soul to the god that told Bush to run for president. :o
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Les BOOGIE Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:11 AM
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22. Hey watch out, that's the same god who told Poppy he was
destined for greatness or some BS while he was bailing out on his TBM crewmates
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:14 AM
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23. I don't think any of the Bushes actually hear GOD
I think their diluted weak minds are hearing voices but I don't believe a single one of them to be God.

Actually when Bush says he hears God telling him what to do and he always does what is pretty much the wrong thing, doesn't it remind anyone of the movie Frailty in a sense?

Rp
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:02 PM
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16. letter in saturday's nytimes
To the Editor:

Your May 11 editorial "Republicans for Stem Cell Research" refers to Nancy Reagan's plea for increased research, based on her husband's tragic illness. If you notice, this reflects a pattern among conservatives. They do sometimes break away from the party line, but only when an issue affects them or their families personally.

After James Brady was shot, he and his wife strongly supported gun control. Colin L. Powell appreciates the benefits of affirmative action. Mr. Powell is also more cautious about waging war than his colleagues who have not experienced combat. Even a conservative can become pro-choice if a beloved wife or daughter is raped or in danger of dying in childbirth.

But the conservative imagination does not seem to encompass total strangers who may be homeless, jobless or desperate.

MARY JO CLAYTON
New York, May 11, 2004
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:17 PM
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18. Writing the obituary is normal.
Most news organizations keep pre-written obituaries for public figures and famous people as boilerplate. Then, when the time comes, they can just type in age and cause of death.

99% of what's in an obituary isn't going to change, so they can have them pre-written. Most news organizations are probably just updating Ronnie's since Nancy is now speaking publicly that he's further gone.

BTW: I've lost family members to Alzheimers. I really, really feel for Nancy and the kids. They're going through hell. And even Ronnie doesn't deserve what that disease does to you.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:20 PM
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19. still shitting himself and drooling
pretty much just like his second term
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:52 PM
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21. Still can't recall.
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