HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » How Ronald Reagan's minio...

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 11:30 AM

How Ronald Reagan's minions referred to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

41 replies, 8639 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 41 replies Author Time Post
Reply How Ronald Reagan's minions referred to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Original post)
Octafish Jan 2014 OP
3catwoman3 Jan 2014 #1
Octafish Jan 2014 #6
gaspee Jan 2014 #2
Octafish Jan 2014 #4
hedgehog Jan 2014 #8
malthaussen Jan 2014 #10
riqster Jan 2014 #29
malthaussen Jan 2014 #30
Octafish Jan 2014 #3
UTUSN Jan 2014 #5
Octafish Jan 2014 #7
Dawson Leery Jan 2014 #9
Octafish Jan 2014 #12
Nye Bevan Jan 2014 #11
Octafish Jan 2014 #13
arely staircase Jan 2014 #17
Octafish Jan 2014 #18
arely staircase Jan 2014 #19
Zorra Jan 2014 #15
Ikonoklast Jan 2014 #22
indepat Jan 2014 #14
Octafish Jan 2014 #21
indepat Jan 2014 #25
arely staircase Jan 2014 #16
Octafish Jan 2014 #20
Ikonoklast Jan 2014 #23
Octafish Jan 2014 #24
Ikonoklast Jan 2014 #27
orpupilofnature57 Jan 2014 #28
Octafish Jan 2014 #36
orpupilofnature57 Jan 2014 #26
Octafish Jan 2014 #37
orpupilofnature57 Jan 2014 #41
nashville_brook Jan 2014 #31
MinM Jan 2014 #33
WillyT Jan 2014 #32
Octafish Jan 2014 #39
Berlum Jan 2014 #34
kelliekat44 Jan 2014 #35
Rex Jan 2014 #38
3catwoman3 Jan 2014 #40

Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:03 PM

1. Thoroughly...

...disgusting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:26 PM

6. It IS disgusting. (graphic skeleton image)

Pruneface and his crew -- the War Party -- treated their fellow Americans with contempt, hatred and malice.

The image below are the remains of a child murdered at El Mozote in the name of anti-communism.



And they exported their feelings of, eh, superiority around the planet to bring in the big bucks, a tradition since the days of Brown Brothers Harriman.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:05 PM

2. I think people forget

Or the ones who didn't live it, forget how racist the Reagan administration was. Affable Ronnie never came across as a racist, but his politics and policies were extremely racist.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gaspee (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:16 PM

4. The Actor.

Even if he and his fans can't recall, Pruneface was a racist and a traitor.



He should be on the back of a dime, all right.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 02:09 PM

8. In case anyone else misses it - check out the lawn ornament at Reagen's feet.

It took me a few seconds because I focused on Reagen.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hedgehog (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 02:51 PM

10. Very typical for 1966, hedgehog.

One used to see them all the time in Great Suburbia.

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malthaussen (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 07:10 PM

29. A bass player I used to know took one of those and painted the face white.

Yes, the bassist was black. It gave us great amusement to see the reactions of people when they came over to his house.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riqster (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 07:19 PM

30. Would have loved to see that...

... I always thought those things just begged for a little "customization."

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:09 PM

3. Don't like bringing this up, but it's important to show why things are so messed up today.

To those who can afford to make a difference: Racism is unacceptable. In public.



From AP, via The Los Angeles Times:



Bell Book Says Officials Told Racist Jokes : Reagan Aide Says He Doubts Claim by Ex-Education Secretary

October 21, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Reagan's first secretary of education says mid-level Administration officials made racist jokes and other scurrilous remarks during civil rights discussions, but Reagan's chief spokesman said Tuesday he does not believe it.

Terrel H. Bell, in a memoir of Reagan's first term, said the slurs included references to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as "Martin Lucifer Coon" and calling Title IX, a federal law guaranteeing women equal educational opportunity, "the lesbian's bill of rights."

SNIP...

Bell did not identify those who made the racist or scurrilous comments. He could not be reached for further comment.

In his book, he says the jokes about King were made as Reagan was deciding whether to sign or veto a bill establishing King's birthday as a national holiday. He eventually signed it.

Bell said: "I do not mean to imply that these scurrilous remarks were common utterances in the rooms and corridors of the White House and the Old Executive Office Building, but I heard them when issues related to civil rights enforcement weighed heavily on my mind."

Bell added: "It seemed obvious they were said for my benefit, since they often accompanied sardonic references to 'Comrade Bell.' "

CONTINUED...

http://articles.latimes.com/1987-10-21/news/mn-9912_1_racist-jokes




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:16 PM

5. & of course wingnut radio yakker Mark LEVIN, who worked under MEESE, says MEESE

was some kind of paragon of excellence, a monument of a man.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 12:33 PM

7. Good luck with that one. The guy was investigated from October Surprise to Wedtech.

His role in the Inslaw/PROMIS affair bears special attention:



The INSLAW Octopus

Software piracy, conspiracy, cover-up, stonewalling, covert action: Just another decade at the Department of Justice


By Richard L. Fricker
Wired

Bill Hamilton, Inslaw & PROMIS

Who:
Bill Hamilton and his wife, Nancy Hamilton, start Inslaw to nurture PROMIS (Prosecutors Management Information Systems).

Why #1:
The DOJ, aware that its case management system is in dire need of automation, funds Inslaw and PROMIS. After creating a public-domain version, Inslaw makes significant enhancements to PROMIS and, aware that the US market for legal automation is worth $3 billion, goes private in the early '80s.

Why #2:
Designed as case-management software for federal prosecutors, PROMIS has the ability to combine disparate databases, and to track people by their involvement with the legal system. Hamilton and others now claim that the DOJ has modified PROMIS to monitor intelligence operations, agents and targets, instead of legal cases.

SNIP...

What for the past decade has been known as the Inslaw affair began to unravel in the final, shredder-happy days of the Bush administration. According to Federal court documents, PROMIS was stolen from Inslaw by the Department of Justice directly after Etian's 1983 visit to Inslaw (a later congressional investigation preferred to use the word "misappropriated". And according to sworn affidavits, PROMIS was then given or sold at a profit to Israel and as many as 80 other countries by Dr. Earl W. Brian, a man with close personal and business ties to then-President Ronald Reagan and then-Presidential counsel Edwin Meese.

A House Judiciary Committee report released last September found evidence raising "serious concerns" that high officials at the Department of Justice executed a pre-meditated plan to destroy Inslaw and co-opt the rights to its PROMIS software. The committee's call for an independent counsel have fallen on deaf ears. One journalist, Danny Casolaro, died as he attempted to tell the story (see sidebar), and boxes of documents relating to the case have been destroyed, stolen, or conveniently "lost" by the Department of Justice.

But so far, not a single person has been held accountable.

WIRED has spent two years searching for the answers to the questions Inslaw poses: Why would Justice steal PROMIS? Did it then cover up the theft? Did it let associates of government officials sell PROMIS to foreign governments, which then used the software to track political dissidents instead of legal cases? (Israel has reportedly used PROMIS to track troublesome Palestinians.)

The implications continue: that Meese profited from the sales of the stolen property. That Brian, Meese's business associate, may have been involved in the October Surprise (the oft-debunked but persistent theory that the Reagan campaign conspired to insure that US hostages in Iran were held until after Reagan won the 1980 election, see sidebar). That some of the moneys derived from the illegal sales of PROMIS furthered covert and illegal government programs in Nicaragua. That Oliver used PROMIS as a population tracking instrument for his White House-based domestic emergency management program.

CONTINUED...

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.01/inslaw_pr.html



This software became the backbone of all sorts of stuff. Writing about it has gotten several people killed, like Danny Casolaro.

Must be some sort of misunderstanding of history or something... I, too, keep hearing he's all right... Ja... Famous people make enemies, ya know... Ah, the jealous minority groups... Oh. Those hippies... Yadda yadda... blah blah blah.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 02:42 PM

9. Bigotry is the reason why Reagan is the hero of the political right.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 03:30 PM

12. Reagan declared his candidacy in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where 3 Civil Rights marchers murdered.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 03:01 PM

11. Disgusting. But credit where it's due to Reagan for signing the MLK holiday into law,

in the face of such abhorrent racism.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 03:58 PM

13. Reagan only deserves credit for making racism ''cool'' again.

He declared his candidacy for president in Philadelphia, Mississippi, a small town in the middle of Dixie. Why that matters:

Civil Rights Martyrs

EXCERPT...

June 21, 1964 · Philadelphia, Mississippi



James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Henry Schwerner, young civil rights workers, were arrested by a deputy sheriff and then released into the hands of Klansmen who had plotted their murders. They were shot, and their bodies were buried in an earthen dam.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:24 PM

17. he was on the cutting edge of saying n####r without actually saying it.

Nixon got the ball rolling with "law and order." But Ronnie was a pioneer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to arely staircase (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:33 PM

18. Check out the code sprinkled throughout his announcement at Philadelphia, Mississippi...

Transcript of Ronald Reagan's 1980 Neshoba County Fair speech

The Neshoba Democrat

EXCERPT...

I believe that there are programs like that, programs like education and others, that should be turned back to the states and the local communities with the tax sources to fund them, and let the people [applause drowns out end of statement].

I believe in [font color="red"]state's rights[/font color]; I believe in people doing as much as they can for themselves at the community level and at the private level. And I believe that we've distorted the balance of our government today by giving powers that were never intended in the constitution to that federal establishment. And if I do get the job I'm looking for, I'm going to devote myself to trying to reorder those priorities and to restore to the states and local communities those functions which properly belong there.

I'm going to try also to [font color="red"]change federal regulations in the tax structure[/font color] that has made this once powerful industrial giant in this land and in the world now with a lower rate of productivity than any of the other industrial nations, with a lower rate of savings and investment on the part of our people and put us back where we belong.

SNIP...

And those young people (U.S. Olympians who could not compete in Moscow due to the U.S. boycott), those competitors, came to their feet with a roar and a cheer that just sent shivers down my spine. They know what they've done; they're willing to make the sacrifice, and I think this country of ours is going to be in pretty [font color="red"]safe hands[/font color] from here on out.

CONTINUED...

http://neshobademocrat.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=297&ArticleID=15599

PS: Doubt Pruneface thought twice about Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller getting benched from the 1936 U.S. Olympic team so USOC prez Avery Brundage could kiss Adolf Hitler's ass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:37 PM

19. yeah I think in 1980 he was the first major political candidate in almost a generation

to throw 'states rights' around. that is the loudest dog whistle of them all. sadly it has actually become more mainstream since then.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:08 PM

15. NO!!! Reagan was a racist pig. He was forced to sign it into law by veto proof majority vote of

Congress.

At first Reagan opposed the Martin Luther King holiday, and signed it only after an overwhelming veto-proof majority (338 to 90 in the House of Representatives and 78 to 22 in the Senate) voted in favor of it.[47] Congress overrode Reagan's veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988.[45][48] Reagan said the Restoration Act would impose too many regulations on churches, the private sector and state and local governments.[49]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Ronald_Reagan#Minorities

His record on civil rights is contemptible. and a national shame.

http://www.thenation.com/article/158506/remembering-reagans-record-civil-rights-and-south-african-freedom-struggle#

Ronald Reagan was a complete POS traitor to the people of the US and the world.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:56 PM

22. He had to, any veto would have been over-ridden by Congress, they had the votes to do it.

The legislation was passed by veto-proof majorities in both houses.

It would have been politically damaging for him not to.


Reagan was never once in favor of the bill, and said so in public as well as private.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:02 PM

14. May more people come forth and shed light upon ugly culture of Reagan

Revolution.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to indepat (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:50 PM

21. The guy spearheaded the destruction of a century's progress.

Racial. Social. Political. Economic....and, yet, he's spoken of -- even on DU! -- as some kind of hero.

The great cartoonist Pat Oliphant pegged him in '76:



But before, then, Geritol Monkeyskull did all he could to sink Universal Healthcare, an initiative that President Kennedy was preparing:



Operation COFFEECUP

Then came Trickle Down and Reverse Robin Hood and all that meant for the world's billionaires...


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 06:47 PM

25. Yet, the deification of Saint Ronnie proceeds post-haste like: what a swell fella

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:22 PM

16. Raygun's inner circle a bunch of racists? Impossible!

I mean sure he liked to talk about 'welfare queens driving cadillacs' and 'strong young black bucks on food stamps' and yeah yeah he opposed sanctions against Apartheid era South Africa. but surround himself with racists? I call bullshit on such crazy talk.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to arely staircase (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:44 PM

20. Next thing you know, I'll say Pruneface was BFEE.

Maybe it's easier to control the puppet if he doesn't know he is one or what day it is.



Through a Glass Darkly

Alexander Cockburn
Lies Of Our Times (p. 12-13)
November 1991

What was surprising to me was Reagan’s condition. He was exhausted to the point of incoherence throughout much ofthe interview and could not remember the substance of any subject that had been discussed apart from Mitterrand’s expression of anticommunism. I had not seen Reagan at such close rangesince the assassination attempt nearly four months earlier, and was shocked at his condition.... Reagan simply was unable to recall the contents of the talks in which he had just participated.... The interview concluded at a signal from Deaver,who did not seem to find the president’s condition unusual.”

Thus ran Lou Cannon’s recollections of an interview with the Commander-in-Chief in 1981, as set forth in his book President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (New York: Simon & Schuster,1991), published earlier this year. But how did Cannon describe Reagan’s condition to the readers of the Washington Post when he wrote up his interview? In the July 23, 1981, Washington Post,Cannon’s story appeared under the headline “Reagan Describes Summit Meeting as ‘Worth Its Weight in Gold.’ ” Cannon’s report gives the impression of a lucid chief executive returning home after a fruitful colloquy with other western leaders at the economic summit held in Ottawa in mid-July. Cannon did mention in the tenth paragraph that “Reagan appeared tired to the point of near-exhaustion,” but this observation was quickly qualified by the opinion of “aides” that the president had been doing a lot of prep for the conference and was also worried about the Middle East.

Cannon shared his brief session with Reagan aboard Air Force One with Hedrick Smith of the New York Times, who similarly gave his readers the impression of a president in touch with things rather than the incoherent old man they had actually encountered. As did Cannon, Smith wove the few quotable remarks from Reagan into a tapestry of attributed presidential dicta passed on — and no doubt confected— by Meese, Deaver,and Speakes. It is clear from Cannon’s account of the conference itself that Reagan was fogged up throughout the actual conference, occasionally interjecting trivial observations or homely jokes into the proceedings and then relapsing into bemused silence. Cannon’s memoir is one more indication of the cover-up that took place in the wake of Hinckley’s assassination bid on March 30, 1981. At the time of the shooting, the press was full of phrases like “bouncing back,” “iron constitution,” and other terms indicating that Reagan had emerged from the ordeal in good shape. In fact Reagan very nearly died on the operating table and was a dotard afterwards. He never fully recovered.

Conclusion: Unless a president is actually dead, the WhiteHouse press corps can be relied upon to present him as both sentient and sapient, no matter how decrepit his physical and mental condition.

SOURCE in PDF form:

http://liesofourtimes.org/public_html/1991/Nov1991%20V2%20N10/Nov1991%20V2%20N10.pdf

PS: Dunno why my mentioning the BFEE gets some people so riled up.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 05:03 PM

23. Sitting next to the guy who's son Neil was scheduled to have dinner with Hinckley's brother Scott

The day Reagan was shot.


Who himself had dinner with Hinckley's parents.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 05:28 PM

24. Unbelievably small world for old family friends...

...and those who can afford to pay to see stuff drop down the Memory Hole.

Hinckley.

EXCERPT...

When it happened it was beyond the grotesque. For seconds Jonathan Blakely was stunned. John Chancellor, eyebrows raised, informed the viewers of NBC Nightly News that the brother of the man who tried to kill the president was acquainted with the son of the man who would have become president if the attack had been successful. As a matter of fact, Chancellor said in a bewildered tone, Scott Hinckley and Neil Bush had been scheduled to have dinner together at the home of the vice president's son the very next night. And, of course, the engagement had been canceled. . .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 07:04 PM

27. Funny how that DOE inquiry into crude oil price manipulation the Hinckley family-owned Vanderbilt

Oil and the threat of a fine up to $2 million went away after Reagan was shot, too...in fact, it went away that very day and was never brought up by anyone ever again.


Not saying others in the oil bidness who were currently held high office in the executive branch of the federal government held out a carrot for the Hinckley family in exchange for, uh, 'services rendered' or anything.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 07:05 PM

28. Poppy wasn't there though , Right ???

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 02:14 PM

36. Even people who've followed the case for decades are shocked to learn about that one...

...seems that the more one picks at the Poppy in Dallas scab, the more stuff oozes out.



Way back when, a great DUer reported hearing Michael Beschloss tell Don Imus on Nov. 22, 2004, that former First Lady Barbara Bush say she had taken Little George to Dallas to "watch the parade."

Sorry, I can't get the GOOGLE to cough up the original report at the moment. And people wonder why I'm no fun, anymore.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 06:54 PM

26. Poster Boy for Fascism, Bonzo's Dummy .

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 02:31 PM

37. Curious George gets an Oval Office

That Geritol Monkeyskull coulda majored in The Method.



A Fresh Look

Nazis and the Republican Party

by Carla Binion

EXCERPT...

Journalist Martin A. Lee, has written for The Nation, Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other
publications. In THE BEAST REAWAKENS, Lee confirms that during both the Reagan and Bush years, the
Republican Party's ethnic outreach arm recruited members from the Nazi émigré network.

Lee says that the Republican Party's ethnic outreach division had an outspoken hatred of President Jimmy
Carter's Office of Special Investigations (OSI), an organization dedicated to tracking down and prosecuting Nazi
war collaborators who entered this country illegally. Former Republican Pat Buchanan attacked Carter's OSI
after it deported a few suspected Nazi war criminals.

According to Lee, public relations man Harold Keith Thompson was principal U.S. point man for the postwar
Nazi support network known as die Spinne, or the Spider. In the late 40s and early 50s, Thompson worked as
the chief North American representative for the remaining National Socialist German Worker's Party and the
SS. Lee writes that the wealthy Thompson gave generously to Republican candidates Senator Jesse Helms and
would-be senator Oliver North. Thompson's money gained him membership in the GOP's Presidential Legion
of Merit. Lee says Thompson also "received numerous thank-you letters from the Republican National
Committee." Those letters are now in the Hoover Institute Special Collections Library.

CONTINUED...

http://www.bartcop.com/nazigop.htm

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 08:51 PM

41. +1000 !!!!

 

Thanks, that was great !!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 08:52 PM

31. holy crap. but this is grotesque. Ed Meese was a special kind of demon.

Glad those days are over… oh wait. Have a look at your local newspaper comments section and you'll see these attitudes are still in place.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nashville_brook (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 11:38 AM

33. Edwin Meese is still in place too...

The 5 creepiest things about how the Koch brothers engineered the shutdown

This weekend, The New York Times revealed how the Koch Brothers and [font color=red]Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese[/font] engineered this here shutdown we’re dealing with right now, and how they’d been planning it ever since Obama was reelected. I wasn’t especially shocked by it, myself. Hell, half of the Tea Party people in the House actually campaigned on it. Which is why I have been annoyed as hell with the whole “Oh, well, it’s really both parties at fault here!” line of reasoning that some people have been trying to take...

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/207311/the-5-creepiest-things-about-how-the-koch-brothers-engineered-the-shutdown/

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3821590

Why Was EDWIN MEESE Hired By The Koch Brothers To Be A Tea Party STRATEGIST?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Mon Jan 20, 2014, 09:28 PM

32. K & R !!!

 


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WillyT (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 02:36 PM

39. The Bonzo Years

11/20/80
President-elect Reagan arrives at the White House to receive a job briefing from President Carter, who later reveals that Reagan asked few questions and took no notes, asking instead for a copy of Carter's presentation.

1/21/81
At his first Cabinet meeting, President Reagan is asked if he intends to issue an expected Executive Order on cost-cutting. He shrugs. Then, noticing Budget Director David Stockman nodding emphatically, he adds, "I have a smiling fellow at the end of the table who tells me we do." (see 11/10/81) Richard Allen, on his first day as National Security Adviser, receives $1,000 and a pair of Seiko watches from Japanese journalists as a tip for arranging an interview with Nancy Reagan. (see 11/13/81)

2/2/81
At his hearing to become Undersecretary of State, Reagan associate William Clark answers no to all of the following: "Are you familiar with the struggles within the British Labour Party?" "Do you know which European nations don't want U.S. nuclear weapons on their soil?" "Can you name the prime minister of South Africa?" "Can you name the prime minister of Zimbabwe?" All of the above questions were being addressed in the daily news at the time. Despite his lack of knowledge in current events, he is confirmed.

2/5/81
James Watt is asked at a Congressional hearing if he agrees that natural resources must be preserved for future generations. "Yes" he says, then adds "I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns." (see 12/14/81)

CONTINUED...

http://www.quickchange.com/reagan/1981.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 11:44 AM

34. Republicon "Values" and "ethics" are a repudiation of everything American

Why do Republicons HATE America, and everything good that America stands for?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 12:56 PM

35. They probably never let him hear what they said about poor whites. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 02:36 PM

38. Once again proof that the GOP just gets worse and worse every day.

 

They have and will always disgust me to my core.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2014, 06:08 PM

40. It is still puzzling to me...

...how easily people were duped by this B-list actor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread