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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 10:41 AM
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re: 138 Reagan admin. officials convicted, indicted or investigated
will * top ray-gun in the end?

http://liberalslikechrist.org/about/reagan.html

Ronald Reagan's Cabinet

"By the end of his term, 138 Reagan administration officials had been convicted, had been indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations. In terms of number of officials involved, the record of his administration was the worst ever."

* Lyn Nofziger--Convicted on charges of illegal lobbying of White House in Wedtech scandal.

* Michael Deaver received three years' probation and was fined one hundred thousand dollars after being convicted for lying to a congressional subcommittee and a federal grand jury about his lobbying activities after leaving the White House. . .

* E. Bob Wallach, close friend and law classmate of Atty General Edwin Meese, was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $250,000 in connection with the Wedtech influence-peddling scandal.

Then there was:.
* James Watt, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior was indicted on 41 felony counts for using connections at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help his private clients seek federal funds for housing projects in Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Watt conceded that he had received $500,000 from clients who were granted very favorable housing contracts after he had intervened on their behalf. In testifying before a House committee Watt said: "That's what they offered and it sounded like a lot of money to me, and we settled on it." Watt was eventually sentenced to five years in prison and 500 hours of community service.

* The Iran-Contra scandal. In June, 1984, at a National Security Council meeting, CIA Director Casey urged President Reagan to seek third-party aid for the Nicaraguan contras. Secretary of State Schultz warned that it would be an "impeachable offense" if the U.S. government acted as conduit for such secret funding. But that didn't stop them. That same day, Oliver North was seeking third-party aid for the contras. But Reagan, the "teflon President" avoided serious charges or impeachment. . .

...much, much, much more!...
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 10:44 AM
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1. Real historians will record a far different story than corporate media has
told this nation over the last 4 decades.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 10:47 AM
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2. a friend of mine had a poster
at the end of raygun's first term, listing all this info. it was a 18" x 24" poster, with about 8 pt type. a-fucking-mazing. and nary a peep from the meeeedjah.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 10:47 AM
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3. what was criminal under reagan is commonplace under bushco.
if this crime syndicate were truly prosecuted for the laws they are breaking it would pale in comparison.

there is no justice where the criminals control the system.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 01:23 PM
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7. And exactly why they bought up most of broadcast media in the 80s and 90s
Edited on Wed Oct-12-05 01:24 PM by blm
Controlling the media gives them greatest leeway for their fascist, criminal agenda.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 11:13 AM
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4. but but but
the teevee and the returdican tell me clinton was the corupt one. how many in his administration were convicted?
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 02:40 PM
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8. Take a WILD guess...
:evilgrin:
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 06:20 PM
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9. lol
:think:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 07:01 PM
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10. heheheh......Republicans have NO sense of proportion.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 11:14 AM
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5. There they go again. (nt)
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-05 11:31 AM
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6. About a hundred of those are now in the current Administration
The more crooked the better for this bunch. Crime is rampant in our government and the people are ecstatic. Now they don't feel bad about their own indescretions. Their leaders do far worse so it is all okay.... America the Beautiful
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