Ronald Reagan dies at 93

I can’t say I agreed with his politics, but I do believe he was more of a
normal guy doing what he thought best than a “politician”. I can’t fault
him on that.


John R. Marshall - KC9ETP

“They take a hot dog, split it, fill it with cheese, and put bacon on top,
and for an extra 50 cents, they’ll cover the whole thing with chili. This
is food for people who just don’t fuckin’ care anymore.” - Drew Carey

Re: Ronald Reagan dies at 93

I don’t want to get into this on the day the guy died, but I thought of him
as more of a puppet than anything else.

  • Jay

“John R. Marshall” <kc9etp@arrl.net> wrote in message
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> I can’t say I agreed with his politics, but I do believe he was more of a
> normal guy doing what he thought best than a “politician”. I can’t fault
> him on that.
>
>
> –
> John R. Marshall - KC9ETP
>
> “They take a hot dog, split it, fill it with cheese, and put bacon on top,
> and for an extra 50 cents, they’ll cover the whole thing with chili. This
> is food for people who just don’t fuckin’ care anymore.” - Drew Carey
>

Re: Ronald Reagan dies at 93

He is dead and had a real hard illness for both he and the family to deal
with so one must respect the courage that that took. He is the only modern
President who for the most part wrote his own speeches and was an incredible
public speaker.

As to his legacy, I will say that he certainly was not the Saint that the
Republican party wants to make him out to be.

His administration had more members convicted of serious crimes then any
administration since that of US Grant.

His lies were about directly violating US Law (illegally supplying arms to
the Contra’s with money earned from the illegal sale of arms to Iran and the
transportation of cocaine from South America into the US) and had deep
constitutional implications in regards the separation of powers issue.

Last but the most devastating for me personally was that thousands died of
AIDS needlessly due to his administrations refusal to recognize the dangers
of HIV/AIDS for 7 out of the 8 years he was in office. His administration
spent more CDC money investigating and developing treatments for
Legionnaires disease in the first six months after the first case of
Legionnaires disease then it spent on AIDS research in the 6 years following
the discovery that HIV causes AIDS. Yet only a handful of people died from
Legionnaires while tens of thousands died of AIDS. It was almost deliberate
genocide and that fact will forever be how he is remembered by those who
lived through those days in the gay community.

Gary Stein

“John R. Marshall” <kc9etp@arrl.net> wrote in message
news:c9tnnf$3ih$1@server1.darklock.com
> I can’t say I agreed with his politics, but I do believe he was more of a
> normal guy doing what he thought best than a “politician”. I can’t fault
> him on that.
>
>
> –
> John R. Marshall - KC9ETP
>
> “They take a hot dog, split it, fill it with cheese, and put bacon on top,
> and for an extra 50 cents, they’ll cover the whole thing with chili. This
> is food for people who just don’t fuckin’ care anymore.” - Drew Carey
>