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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:42 PM
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Quote for the Day--- Gerald Ford
Regarding Nixon's enemies list:


When Mr. Ford heard, as a Republican in Congress, that Nixon kept such a list, he said to an aide, Anybody who can't keep his enemies in his head has too many enemies.


From President Gerald R. Ford, Who Led U.S. Out of Watergate Era, Dies at 93", By James Naughton and Adam Clymer, New York Times, December 28, 2006
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:48 PM
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1. I LOVE the "revisionist" version of the Nixon pardon on the day of Ford's death.
Basically "He HAD to pardon Nixon so our nation could heal."

Bullshit.

For what it's worth, that's also why I piss on Jon Bon Jovi. Five minutes after John Kerry's concession speech, this poofed-up wonder (who got into the music business because his BROTHER, Tony Bon Giovi (his REAL name, an executive in the record business, OPENED THE DOORS), called for "the healing to begin."

Sorry, Jon Bon Asshole, it's going to take a lot more than kissing George W. Bush's ass for our nation to "heal." But you don;t have to worry about that, do you? Your bills are paid, right?

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:51 PM
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2. At least it wasn't Ted Nugent. nt
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:54 PM
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5. You're right. I can't stomach Bon Jovi, regardless of his political leanings...
...and whether it should have or not, it felt great to despise the little worm for a reason other than his "songs."
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 07:12 PM
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6. You're right to despise him on both counts. :) nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:52 PM
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3. Ford never hung out on DU. nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 06:52 PM
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4. Sorry. It really is a great quote and a wonderful sentiment. nt
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-19-08 07:38 PM
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7. Ford covered up for Johnson and Nixon and was rewarded with an appointed Presidency.
Ford went to Texas with Earl Warren to interview Jack Ruby about JFK's assassination as part of the Warren commission whitewash. Ruby said if they got him out of Texas, he would tell them everything he knew, which would have led to LBJ and his Texas cronies. Warren, as the Chief Justice, had no authority to remove Ruby from Texas to testify. (Really, Warren was violating judicial ethical standards by prejudging a possible criminal or civil lawsuit.) Ford, as a member of Congress could have subpoenaed Ruby to testify in front of Congress if needed to get his testimony. Ford did nothing.

Considering that Watergate burglar, E. Howard Hunt, was photographed as one of the so-called "tramps" near the grassy knoll:
http://tabloidbaby.blogspot.com/2007/01/was-e-howard-hu...
, the connection between the Watergate break-in and the JFK assassination becomes clear: Nixon and Johnson met in Dallas the night before JFK was assassinated to agree to bi-partisan support for the coup d'etat. Ford helped cover-up the unpleasant truth that JFK's assassination was the result of coup d'etatand instead claimed that:
1)Lee Harvey Oswald, not only was an assassin of JFK, but was the lone assassin,
2)That same Lee Harvey Oswald, not a second look alike, was killed by Jack Ruby.
http://home.wi.rr.com/harveyandlee /

E. Howard Hunt, a long-time CIA man who had been involved in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, was picked by Nixon to lead the break in at the DNC headquarters. Specifically, they were concerned that Larry O'Brien, the DNC Chairman, had the dirt on Hunt's and Nixon's involvement in JFK's assassination. So, they were trying to get into O'Brien's office to find out what information he had there. The rest is history.

What links both scandals is CIA man E. Howard Hunt's involvement in both, and Gerry Ford covering up both events so that there wouldn't be a serious public trial.

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