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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:11 PM
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It was 35 years ago this evening that Richard Nixon announced that he was resigning
And since then, this country has repeatedly forgotten the lesson that it's a stupid idea to trust the Republicans.

Every time the country does that, it does so at its own peril
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:12 PM
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1. 35 years ago we sat on the couch and fired up a big fat joint
in celebration!
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:22 PM
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5. A friend threw a party and we lit up a bunch of big fat joints!
:woohoo: :bounce: :hippie: :bounce: :woohoo:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:13 PM
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2. I still have the little B&W TV set I watched Nixon's resignation on.
I kept it as a souvenir.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:21 PM
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3. I remember where I was
Across the bay in Dana Point on the deck with the telescope pointed at the Western WhiteWash. Wanted to make sure the crook had returned to his lair.
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 PM
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17. I was working with glass at the time,
lampworking little figurines, etc. Nixon had a face that was very easily caricatured in glass, and I sold quite a few swizzle sticks with his head on them. The local Republicans had ordered a quantity for an upcoming function, and they called and canceled the already completed order. I wound up lopping the heads off and using the remaining sticks to make salable pieces.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:28 PM
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18. You got to lop Nixon's head off? How memorable! nt
:D
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:21 PM
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4. It was 20 years ago today


My sister and I got totally shit faced on homemade wine celebrating the resignation of tricky. We were positive no republican would ever again be elected president.

Reality set in shortly as did the worst hangover I've ever experienced in my life.
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BobRossi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:41 PM
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6. I was in the Air Force at the time.....
A bunch of us fired up big doobs and got way high.
But that's what we did every day.

Nixon resigned? Cool!
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:46 PM
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7. I was 17, fresh outa high school, so effin naive, some days I miss that
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:18 PM
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8. K&R #4 n/t
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:24 PM
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9. 5 here
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:48 PM
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10. Photo:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:33 PM
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11. Agree . . .
And evidently the new Frost/Nixon film gives people the idea that Watergate was a big nothing?

That's the impression I've gotten from people who said that after seeing it.

Yep -- the "few rotten apples" concept doesn't work with Repugs --

Corporate control of government/parties has a way of creating a preponderance of rotten apples!



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MgtPA Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:48 PM
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12. It was my 21st birthday. I'll never forget it - what a gift!!
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GodlyDemocrat Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:50 PM
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14. Happy Birthday!!!!
n/t
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MgtPA Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:55 PM
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16. Thanks! (oh to be 21 again..)
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GodlyDemocrat Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:49 PM
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13. It took 34 years for at least 51% of the electorate to vote for a Democrat
Sad
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:54 PM
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15. Fug him



He was my boss for a while when I was in the Navy.

That horse's ass.


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