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  1. I remember the libs putting him thru hell when he was the President—No one has mentioned the Iran-Contra mess—

    Comment by geezerette — March 8, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

  2. Almost puts me in the mood to triple the national debt, raise taxes on everyone but the rich, try to get rid of all nukes, expand the size and power of the federal government, ignore AIDS, cut and run after an attack in Lebanon, negotiate with terrorists and pardon 3 million illegal aliens!

    I wonder if a Democrat did that today if you guys would idolize him this much. Revisionist history is fun and everything but you guys realize that Clinton is really the one you should admire…If only he had a cowboy hat…

    Comment by Toad734 — March 8, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  3. Hey! Toad followed us. Hadn’t heard his imbecillic banality in a long time.

    I really didn’t miss it.

    Comment by K-Nine — March 8, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

  4. Ceeeeeeeee that’s what I was talking about!!!

    Comment by geezerette — March 8, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

  5. Beetlejuice!

    Comment by SondraK, Lympian Slayer — March 8, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

  6. Toad, while you are correct; Reagan talked a good talk about cutting government while he grew government considerably. However he was the first President to do something about AIDS.

    The President’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic was a commission formed by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to investigate the AIDS pandemic.

    The real Reagan record on AIDS is different. AIDS funding skyrocketed in the 1980s, almost doubling each year from 1983 – when the media started blaring headlines – from $44 million to $103 million, $205 million, $508 million, $922 million, and then $1.6 billion in 1988. Reagan’s secretary of Health and Human Services in 1983, Margaret Heckler, declared AIDS her department’s “number one priority.” While the House of Representatives was Democrat-dominated throughout the 1980s, which Democrats would quickly explain was the source of that skyrocketing AIDS funding, Reagan clearly signed the spending bills that funded the war on AIDS.

    I will agree, Clinton did a fine job… after the Republicans controlled congress.

    Comment by DoubleU — March 8, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

  7. Toad: Those issues and more were all brought to bear inside.

    Unlike King Obama, he wasn’t a perfect human being.

    There’s no denying Reagan lived an extraordinary life.

    Comment by The Ugly American — March 8, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  8. We sure don’t have anything of his caliber in the game now.

    Comment by blindshooter — March 8, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

  9. Toad you monkey troll, enough with thew straw man routine. Ol’ Billybob was a felon and perjurer. And Ronald Reagan was key in ending the cold war, perhaps you wish the reds had won?

    Comment by SherryM — March 8, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  10. I remember driving thru Joshua Tree on my way to San Diego and flipping the news on around 3 pm the day that Mr. Reagan died. The station announcer sounded like he’d just been kicked in the nads.

    Must have been a local station to Ron because shortly after people were calling in with all these wonderful stories of the quality character of Ron never forgetting the concerns of the common man. One lady had gotten a flat tire in front of his place, and he went out to change it for her at his insistence. Another guy was trying to get his attention (I think while he was gov) as he was being ushered thru the air port and Ron broke ranks to listen to him.

    Listening to the callers during my drive brought back so many memories that day. I wonder now who would have the radio mic that day (640 AM?) if Mr. Reagan hadn’t lifted the “Fairness” Doctrine.

    Comment by accipiter NW — March 8, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

  11. Good.
    That’s my favorite photo of him, too.

    Comment by DougM — March 8, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

  12. I bought my copy two weeks ago.
    First time I ever bought that mag.

    Comment by Melissa In Texas — March 8, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

  13. Anyone who can dis on Reagan just shows they’re an asshole.

    He was probably the most genuine and likable president we ever had.

    Comment by SondraK, Lympian Slayer — March 8, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  14. Amen, Sondra!

    Comment by Melissa In Texas — March 8, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

  15. I just wish he actually did something about reducing the size of government instead of just talking about it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgpZ0fUixs

    Comment by DoubleU — March 8, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

  16. My youngest Son looked over my shoulder and said,”That’s President Reagan!”

    I replied, “Yup, one of the greatest Presidents of our time…”

    To which he said, “Dad, he was the greatest President we’ve ever had besides Thomas Jefferson, and it’s a close call at that!!”

    I Love my Lil’ Wolfie.

    I did tell him that Reagan would have created the Marine Corps too…..

    President Reagan then won.

    *oh, that’s his photo as my current avatar*

    Comment by Wollf — March 8, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

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