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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 01:51 PM
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Remembering a Hunter S. Thompson Classic: Richard Nixon's Obituary
I sure do miss HST


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If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin.

These are harsh words for a man only recently canonized by President Clinton and my old friend George McGovern--but I have written worse things about Nixon, many times, and the record will show that I kicked him repeatedly long before he went down. I beat him like a mad dog with mange every time I got a chance, and I am proud of it. He was scum.

Let there be no mistake in the history books about that. Richard Nixon was an evil man--evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency. Nobody trusted him--except maybe the Stalinist Chinese, and honest historians will remember him mainly as a rat who kept scrambling to get back on the ship.

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http://teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au/history/hsty3080/Stude...
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:04 PM
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1. That is Great. I Love That Obituary.
Thanks for the reminder.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:05 PM
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2. Holy crap, I was laughing out loud at that
Hunter Thompson was one of my favorite authors, and this proves it.

And this is especially funny when you consider the fact that I live in Richard Nixon's hometown.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:10 PM
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3. and to think
99% of DUers would trade Nixon for Bush in a heartbeat.

(well, maybe not Nixon, per say, but the situation of having an evil Republican president and a solid Dem congress to check him).
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 02:13 PM
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4. I think I just had an "accident..."
Edited on Mon Apr-25-05 02:13 PM by Village Idiot
Thanks for the link and the laugh!!!
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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 03:06 PM
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5. Would that HST were here to write Bush's
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