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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:07 PM

The photograph that changed the face to AIDS.



http://time.com/3503000/behind-the-picture-the-photo-that-changed-the-face-of-aids/

Remember History, don't Revise it.


Nancy Reagan thought stem cell research could help her husband. It was likely her only reason for becoming it's champion.

When other people, even her friends, suffered, she said nothing. Did nothing.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/nancy-reagan-turned-down-rock-hudsons-plea-for-help-seven-we#.wo8KQe4qX

“Only one hospital in the world can offer necessary medical treatment to save life of Rock Hudson or at least alleviate his illness,” Olson wrote. Although the commanding officer had denied Hudson admission to the French military hospital initially, Olson wrote that they believed “a request from the White House … would change his mind.”

First Lady Nancy Reagan turned down the request.



So, while I'll avoid grave dancing, I'll also avoid the fawning bullshit that's floating through the air today.

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:23 PM

2. piss on nancy reagan.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:42 PM

3. It is an indictment of our society that a corrupt B-grade actor could become a governor of a state,

 

let alone a president. Reagan was very much a figurehead, who let his corrupt and evil cronies run the country. Reagan went on TV with his "friendly grandpa" act and fooled the gullible American electorate that his administration was concerned about working people, while it did everything it could to help billionaires.

Reagan's wife could have done something with her position of prominence to do good in the world. But she preferred to be a monarch.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:45 PM

4. I remember well that photograph. I remember well, friends and family dying all around me.

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 02:46 PM

5. Damn.Just no empathy.Unless it's your friends or those you love.

Matthew 5:26

If you love those who loves you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 04:13 PM

6. The Reagans were horrible people.

 

nt

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 04:19 PM

7. The only person I'm sad for is Ron Reagan Jr.

He's a good and decent man. He had fucking monsters for parents. But they were his parents and he must grieve terribly for his mother.
They were still monsters.
Ask anyone on the Guatemalan left who survived the 1980s.

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 04:43 PM

8. It's ironic that both Ronald and Nancy knew Rock Hudson and plenty of other gay people

 

in Hollywood, and yet, managed to behave as if they were trying to stab those friends in the back. Which, IMO, is part of why Elizabeth Taylor got so angry ...

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 06:35 PM

9. Agreed

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Response to notawinger (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:26 PM

12. Is this your yearly post?





I'm kidding. I'm kidding.




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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 07:03 PM

10. The Reagans' legacy on AIDS is inexcusable.

And yes, I said Reagans plural.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:11 PM

15. I would like to think I am DU's greatest grave shitter.

 

Check my track record.

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 08:25 PM

11. I remember that



and the people making a martyr out of Ms. Reagain because she passed - ugh

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 09:32 PM

13. Kicked and Recced eom

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Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:04 PM

14. The only good thing that ever came out of Nancy Reagan was Ron Jr.

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:18 PM

16. And the photograph that didn't change the face of AIDS:



Not one Goddamned little bit.

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