So, Reagan is dead. Boo-hoo. So the **** what. Who the **** cares. I never liked him anyway. He was just a tool. That's right I said it. HE WAS A
TOOL. He never did anything really good for this country---unless you call throwing our economy into massive debt good. You know what I did when I
heard that he died? I HAD A BEER AND DANCED! That's right. Here's more people that knew him for the jerk he was...
Ronald Reagan claimed that the Russian language had no word for "freedom." (The word is "svoboda "; it's quite well attested in Russian
literature.) Ronald Reagan said that intercontinental ballistic missiles (not that there are any non-ballistic missiles—a corruption of language that
isn't his fault) could be recalled once launched. Ronald Reagan said that he sought a "Star Wars" defense only in order to share the technology
with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R. Ronald Reagan professed to be annoyed when people called it "Star Wars," even though he had ended his speech on the
subject with the lame quip, "May the force be with you." Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they'd both
unite against an invasion from Mars. Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the "End Times" foreshadowed in the
Bible. In the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan told Yitzhak Shamir and Simon Wiesenthal, on two separate occasions, that he himself had assisted personally
at the liberation of the Nazi death camps.
There was more to Ronald Reagan than that. Reagan announced that apartheid South Africa had "stood beside us in every war we've ever fought," when
the South African leadership had been on the other side in the most recent world war. Reagan allowed Alexander Haig to greenlight the Israeli invasion
of Lebanon in 1982, fired him when that went too far and led to mayhem in Beirut, then ran away from Lebanon altogether when the Marine barracks were
bombed, and then unbelievably accused Tip O'Neill and the Democrats of "scuttling." Reagan sold heavy weapons to the Iranian mullahs and lied about
it, saying that all the weapons he hadn't sold them (and hadn't traded for hostages in any case) would, all the same, have fit on a small truck.
Reagan then diverted the profits of this criminal trade to an illegal war in Nicaragua and lied unceasingly about that, too. Reagan then modestly let
his underlings maintain that he was too dense to understand the connection between the two impeachable crimes. He then switched without any apparent
strain to a policy of backing Saddam Hussein against Iran. (If Margaret Thatcher's intelligence services had not bugged Oliver North in London and
become infuriated because all European nations were boycotting Iran at Reagan's request, we might still not know about this.)
Ronald Reagan was a conman. Reagan was a coward. Reagan was a killer.
I remember Nancy, a skull and crossbones prancing around in designer dresses, some of the "gifts" that flowed to the Reagans -- from hats to
million-dollar homes -- from cronies well compensated with government loot. It used to be called bribery.
And all the while, Grandpa grinned, the grandfather who bleated on about "family values" but didn't bother to see his own grandchildren.
The New York Times today, in its canned obit, wrote that Reagan projected, "faith in small town America" and "old-time values." "Values" my
ass. It was union busting and a declaration of war on the poor and anyone who couldn't buy designer dresses. It was the New Meanness, bringing
starvation back to America so that every millionaire could get another million.
Ronald Reagan is going to be tributed with being the great optimist who took America forward. For whom? For what?
Reagan, for those who forget, was the President who gave "aid and comfort" to many repressive regimes throughout the world -- especially Saddam
Hussein. During the early and mid 1980s, Hussein was gassing the Iranians and his Kurdish citizens, while Donald Rumsfeld (remember him?) was
Reagan's special envoy to Iraq. Did he tell Saddam to "cease and desist"? Or did he travel there to offer more military and economic aid? You
connect the dots. And where did Saddam get most of his biological weaponry? Through "Uncle Ronnie's" free market US companies, that's where. Many
Iraqi democratic activists were either jailed or executed by the Hussein regime, and Reagan did absolutely nothing!
Ya see. I'm happy because this tool is probably burning in hell now with the rest of his brothers of Cain. Just where all the rest of the repugnants
go. So, he's in good company. You don't like this? I don't give a #. But, I'm tired of turning on the TV to see the dolt revered like some Saint
of God and Bush is now his brother missionary. Yeah, The Brothers Retard. See, Gimp!
Or is that Gipper?
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