Ronald Reagan Fun Facts

On the occasion of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, the retroactive Republican fetishization of one of America’s most beloved (and reviled, not that you’d know it from watching the news) presidents continues.

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14 thoughts on “Ronald Reagan Fun Facts

  1. Of coarse we should blame Reagan for people not controlling themselves and getting AIDS because of their behavior (btw, I don’t promote Reagan).

  2. TLW, I’m neither a conservative, nor an American. I’m more of a classical liberal, libertarian in American political parlance, and I’m a Brazilian born and bred, though I lived for a time in the US and I visit often, on business. Have to admit I like the place, even though I hate Uncle Sam and all its doings, which include, but it’s not limited to bombings, invasions, intervention and king-making in foreign lands it shouldn’t be meddling with.

  3. Oh and Ted, as a fan of yours since my adolescence, I (and interestingly my even younger relatives) know:

    1) Reagan was the proto-George Bush Jnr.
    2) Reagan was evil
    3) You really, really, really hate Reagan

    Which is fine.

    In honour of you addressing my generation, the economic devastation of Reagan, the disappearance of good Blue Collar jobs from North America, and the still continuing War on Drugs I dedicate to you Ted, and your readership, Liquor Store Blues by Bruno Mars:

    Because my job got me going nowhere, so I ain’t got a thing to lose.
    Take me to a place where I don’t care, this is me and my liquor store blues.

    I’ll take one shot for my pain,
    One drag for my sorrow.
    Get messed up today,
    I’ll be ok tomorrow.

  4. Bucephalus, you’re not from the United States? I’ve been more or less open about my not being an American, but you? The lone conservative voice, with the requisite brain cells to get past Ted’s arithmetic based spam filter, AND make cogent arguments against government intervention, expansion of the state and for free market enterprise, is not a born and bred American?

    Where ya from buddy?

  5. Bucephalus, you’re not from the United States? I’ve been more or less open about my not being an American, but you? The lone conservative voice, with the requisite brain cells to get past Ted’s arithmetic based spam filter, AND make cogent arguments against government intervention, expansion of the state and free market enterprise, are not a born and bred American?

    Where ya from buddy?

  6. Excellent, especially the first frame. When I moved to the US ten years ago, I was surprised to learn how popular and adored Ray-Gun was. In South America and Europe in the 80s he was kinda more ridiculed then reviled, but the perception was remarkably different.
    Then again, you Americans seem to have a lot of perceptions at odds with the rest of the world. To pick on a somewhat fresh event, some Americans seem to really think that the Super Bowl is something big outside the 50 states + Canada.

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