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Forest Guy

  • Neoconned
« on: June 05, 2004, 08:53:34 PM »
Ronald Reagan sadly passed away today. At the age of 93, his alzheimers(spelling?) caused him to stop breathing.

Any thoughts? Comments? I was very shocked hearing this.

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MarlieMoo

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2004, 09:33:27 PM »
I know. My mom and I just saw it on the news.
It's too bad, huh?
It's Mario's world, I just live in it. :)

« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004, 09:52:08 PM »
I'm not surprised, he was on the verge of dying anyway.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

TEM

  • THE SOVIET'S MOST DANGEROUS PUZZLE.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2004, 08:03:04 AM »
I personally didn't know the guy so I have nothing to say. I'll pay mock respects though.

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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2004, 09:18:31 AM »
I think he was one of the best leaders the world has had.  He is the only US President that won 49 states in re-election.
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2004, 10:04:37 AM »
The following timeline chronicles the major events in President Ronald Reagan's life:

1911
Feb. 6: Born in Tampico, Ill.

1927
Summer: Began lifeguarding. Reagan eventually would save 77 people and have a plaque erected in his honor.

1932
Graduated from Eureka College with a degree in economics and sociology.

Became a play-by-play announcer for the University of Iowa's football games and the Chicago Cubs.

1937
Signed a $200 dollar a week deal with Warner Brothers after doing a screen test.

1940
Jan. 24: Married actress Jane Wyman.

1941
Jan. 4: Daughter Maureen Elizabeth was born.

1945
March 18: Adopted son Michael Edward was born.

Dec. 9: Honorably discharged from Army with a rank of captain.

1947
Elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, a job he would hold seven times.

1949
July 19: Divorced Jane Wyman.

1952
March 4: Married Nancy Davis.

Oct. 21: Daughter Patricia Ann, aka Patti Davis, was born.

1954
Emceed a variety show in Las Vegas.

Began hosting General Electric's Theatre television series.

1958
May 20: Ronald (Skip) Prescott was born.

1962
Registered as a Republican after years as a Democrat.

1964
October: Gained prominence after giving a 30-minute televised speech endorsing presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

1967
Jan. 6: Took office as governor of California.

1975
Jan. 6: Left office after serving two terms as governor of California.

Began a radio commentary program and wrote a syndicated column.

1980
Feb. 26: Reagan won the New Hampshire primary, pulling 51 percent of the vote in a seven-way race. William Casey was hired as campaign manager. From New Hampshire on, Reagan was the frontrunner.

July 17: Reagan accepted the Republican nomination for president. In his acceptance speech, he said: "They say that the United States has had its day in the sun, that our nation has passed its zenith. They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems, that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities. My fellow citizens, I utterly reject that view."

Nov. 4: Reagan trounced Carter, winning 44 states in the general election, and Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time since 1964.

1981
Jan. 20: Inaugurated as America's 40th president. On the same day, Iran released the 52 remaining hostages who had been held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days, while Carter was president.

Feb. 18: Reagan unveiled his "program for economic recovery" to a Joint Session of Congress. Reagan called for $41.4 billion in cuts. He also called for a 30 percent tax cut over three years and an increase in defense expenditures, and vowed not to cut Social Security.

March 30: John W. Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate the president.

April 11: Reagan recovered from a gunshot wound and left the hospital.

April 28:  Reagan appeared before Congress for the first time since the assassination attempt, receiving a hero's welcome and overwhelming support for his economic package.

July 29: President's proposal for a three-stage tax cut, the biggest in U.S. history, was approved by Congress.

Sept. 25: Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first woman justice on the Supreme Court.

Oct. 6: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Muslim fundamentalists.

Nov. 12: Reagan adopted "zero option" in Europe. The U.S. set a date for deployment of Pershing II missiles, while promising to cancel it if the Soviets dismantled all intermediate weapons targeted at Western Europe.

1982
June 6: Reagan addressed the meeting of combined Houses of Parliament (first U.S. President to do so) and took Britain's side against Argentina in the Falklands conflict.

June 7: Met with the Pope at the Vatican.

June 8: Reagan delivered a speech in front of British Parliament. He predicted the ultimate triumph of freedom over communism.

Aug. 9: John Hinckley was sentenced to be indefinitely committed to a mental hospital.

1983
March 8: In a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals meeting in Orlando, Fla., Reagan said the U.S.S.R. was the "focus of evil in the modern world."

March 23: President urged research and development of the Strategic Defense Initiative.

July 4: Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov's letter to Reagan suggested elimination of the nuclear threat. Reagan sent cordial reply suggesting that U.S.-Soviet negotiators pursue this goal in Geneva.

Nov. 23: The first Pershing II missiles was deployed in West Germany. U.S.S.R. broke off International Nuclear Forces (INF) talks in Geneva.

December: Time magazine chose Reagan and Andropov as "Men of the Year."

1984
Jan. 29: Reagan formally announced he was seeking reelection.

June 6: Reagan delivered a speech at Pointe du Hoc, where he stood on the dramatic rock cliff jutting into sea that U.S. Army rangers had climbed during invasion of Normandy. The veterans of this invasion were his audience.

Nov. 6: President reelected.

1985
Jan. 20: Reagan sworn in for a second term.

May 5: Reagan visited Bitburg Cemetery and Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The visit was intended to honor the victims of World War II and the Holocaust, and to celebrate the reconciliation between the U.S. and West Germany. A great deal of controversy surrounded Reagan's visit to the German military camp at Bitburg, which contained graves of Nazi soldiers of the Waffen SS.

July 13: President had a malignant colon polyp removed; vice president served as acting president for eight hours while Reagan was in surgery (first use of Section 3 of the 25th Amendment since ratification in 1967).

1986
Jan. 15:  Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January.

1987
Jan. 5: Reagan underwent prostate surgery.

March 4: On national television, Reagan acknowledged mistakes on Iran-Contra.

June 12: Reagan, in a speech at the Brandenberg Gate, asked Gorbachev to raze Berlin Wall. "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

1988
May 29: President visited the Soviet Union for the first time.

June 29: Reagan made his first campaign appearance on behalf of then-Vice President Bush in Miami.

1989
Jan. 11: Gave farewell address.

1992
Spoke at Republican National Convention in Houston.

1994
Nov. 5: Reagan publicly announced he was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

1998
Feb. 6: Name of airport in Washington, D.C., officially changed to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

2003
July 12: USS Ronald Reagan commissioned in Norfolk, Va.

2004
June 5: Ronald Reagan dies in his California home at the age of 93.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,63812,00.html
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2004, 10:06:13 AM »
Nicknamed "the Great Communicator," Ronald Reagan was both one of the best political orators of the 20th Century and a self-deprecating wit. Following is a collection of some classic Reaganisms.

• "I did turn 75 today -- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius."

• "It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"

• "A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist."

• To wife Nancy after John Hinckley, Jr.'s 1981 assassination attempt: "Honey, I forgot to duck."

• During a 1984 debate with Walter Mondale: "I'm not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."

• "You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."

• "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

• In testing the microphone for his weekly radio address, Reagan declared, ''My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today I've just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.''

• "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

• "Mr. President," TV reporter Sam Donaldson yelled out at Reagan after a 1982 press conference, "In talking about the continuing recession tonight, you have blamed the mistakes of the past and you've blamed Congress. Does any of the blame belong to you?" Reagan responded, "Yes, because for many years I was a Democrat."

• "Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it's not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."

• "Well, this administration's objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunity for all Americans, with no barriers born of bigotry or discrimination."

• "Above all we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

• "I hope you're all Republicans," he told doctors who were about to operate on his bullet wounds.

• "Did we forget that government is the people's business, and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of taxes paid?"

• "We do not have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough. We have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much."

• "But with these considerations firmly in mind, I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace, to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."

• "Abortion is advocated only by persons who themselves have been born."

• "Politics is a very rewarding profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

• "America is too great for small dreams."

•  "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we can always be free."

• "Government growing beyond our consent had become a lumbering giant, slamming shut the gates of opportunity, threatening to crush the very roots of our freedom."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,63813,00.html
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Forest Guy

  • Neoconned
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2004, 11:01:40 AM »
Wow, nice info there, Luigison. Good for anyone on the forums who doesn't follow politics.

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Trainman

  • Bob-Omg
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2004, 01:51:24 PM »
Reagan was, in my opinion, the greatest president not just because of him accomplishing all of the great tasks he assigned to himself, but he was just good hearted, comical, and a common man. He wasn't a rich, spoiled brat and that kind of nonsense. He was a man you could walk up to on the sidewalk and say "Hello!" without having a rude response or being ignored.

It's the saddest thing that he died, but at least had did what he wanted in life, did VERY well for our country, and lived a good, long life. Let's hope he's in a better place and that his death when he was nice and warm in bed, and that it was quick and peaceful.

God be with him.

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Markio

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2004, 02:50:11 PM »
Trainman, aren't you related to him?

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2004, 06:40:27 PM »
I'm related to President William Henry Harrison. (No Lie!)

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2004, 03:35:08 AM »
I think the man was very lucky when he survived the assasination attempt...

I am a pure Super Mario lover!!
...and in no point in the future will he ever be abandonded by me!
I will even drawn the best Super Mario comics ever to exist!!
I am a pure Super Mario lover!! ...and in no point in the future will he ever be abandonded by me!
I will even draw the best Super Mario comics ever to exist!!

« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2004, 09:46:19 AM »
I didn't really know him, but I just feel so... different with him dead for some reason. I really don't understand why, though... Man, so many huge events have been going on since 2000.

Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side, come on, it''s time to go do the Mario! Take one step, and then again, let''s do the Mario all together now! You got it! It''s the Mario! Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side, come on, it''s time to go do the Mario! Take one step, and then again! Let''s do the Mario altogether now! Come on now! Just like that!
Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side, come on, it''s time to go do the Mario! Take one step, and then again, let''s do the Mario all together now! You got it! It''s the Mario! Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side, come on, it''s time to go do the Mario! Take one step, and then again! Let''s do the Mario altogether now! Come on now! Just like that!

Fifth

  • Quadruped
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2004, 01:17:09 PM »
...Still doesn't compare with the number of huge events that occured before 2000, though.



Go Moon!

Edited by - Fifth on 6/7/2004 12:18:00 PM

Go Moon!

Forest Guy

  • Neoconned
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2004, 06:53:55 PM »
Yeah, Trainman told me he was related to Ronald Reagan... is it true, Trainman?

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What part of the chicken is the McNugget, exactly?
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Sometimes we need to routinely step over the line in order to remind ourselves where the line actually is.

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