June 12, 2004

Refreshing: Reagan is Dead

When Regan died a nation mourned. That is bullshit. Most of us do not give a shit about the stupid financially irresposible overconservative fuck. In fact I am actually glad he is dead and wish for the day that all extremely greedy friends of blood sucking corporate scumTM (which is the GOP's new tagline) are dead.

A few highlights from an article about Regan's death:

This man Reagan was 93 years old and out of it with Alzheimer's for many years and I don't see how anybody can summon grief. They proclaimed it a deep religious ceremony. Which it is not. His whole weeklong funeral is cheap, utterly distasteful American publicity.

The Cold War was won by a long memo written by George Kennan, who worked in the State Department and sent the memo by telegram about the need for a "Policy of Containment" on Russia. Kennan said the contradictions in their system would ruin them. Keep them where they are and they will tear themselves apart. We followed Kennan's policy for over 40 years. The Soviets made it worse on themselves by building a wall in East Berlin. When they had to tear it down and give up their system, Kennan was in Princeton and he sat down to dinner.

his most famous acting line was absolutely stolen

In 1938, a radio show, "Cavalcade of America," had a segment about coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame and his star back, George Gipp, who was dying of pneumonia and supposedly said to Rockne, "Someday, when the team's up against it, the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they've got! Win one for the Gipper."

and he really did a good job with New York. Remember how Rudi Guliani really cleaned up NYC? Well a large part of that happening was that horrible conditions were there previously. Thanks in part to none other than the great Regan

He was a callous man with a smile who cut taxes in 1981 and left this city and state without funds for such things as help for dependent children. He proudly hurt the boroughs of this city more than anyone before or after him. If you live in Brooklyn, the record shows that Ronald Reagan hated children. The city and state had to raise taxes to make up for money lost because of Reagan's great conservative movement. Reagan then raised taxes six times. He walked off, leaving us an enormous deficit but with a smile on his face that even the Gipper's fakery couldn't help us with.

Posted at June 12, 2004 11:56 AM
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