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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    Just happened to watch a doco about The Party Of Reagan yesterday.
    And happened to see a doco on the history of advertising the week before, where they featured his re-election TV ad, voiced by the guy who wrote the ad, brilliant. First time I had seen it, I am not an American.
    What a namby liberal he was compared to today’s scenario. He wouldn’t get a Democrat nomination nowadays.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    Sitting a long time well-nigh motionless on a cold, frozen roof in mid-winter can do that to a young scholar. —Nice penmanship for a freezing chap, though….

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago

    @Sisyphos

    He’s also likely to get asteroids …

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years ago

    plus, one can’t look at the stars in the city. light pollution.

  5. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 2 years ago

    @vw … That might be why “the western sky is looking particularly empty.” That third moon would be Ganymede. And I don’t think he could see any activity on any of Jupiter’s moons with that telescope—especially in the city. Ha.

  6. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Regan was a Republican. He started the myth of the trickle-down economy.

  7. BloomCo

    BloomCo said, almost 2 years ago

    @neatslob

    And Obama still perpetuates it. Obama said that making the middle class strong would improve things for the lower class.

  8. BluePumpkin

    BluePumpkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @neatslob

    I think Ottodesu is commenting on how much farther right of Regan the republican party is now. It’s been said by various people that even Regan couldn’t get backed by the republican party today because they wouldn’t find him conservative enough.

  9. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, almost 2 years ago

    @skeeterhawk

    It’s possible to see four of Jupiter’s biggest moons with a pair of binoculars.

  10. djmalloy

    djmalloy said, almost 2 years ago

    At this time of year, Cygnus is setting at sunset, and is difficult in the haze along the horizon. Even with a small telescope 3 miles from Downtown Boston, you can see Jupiter’s 4 largest moons. Can’t tell if there’s any activity on them, but they change from night to night.

  11. BluePumpkin

    BluePumpkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ionizer

    Typo, sorry.

  12. cat3crazy

    cat3crazy said, almost 2 years ago

    @BloomCo

    There’s still a middle class in the US?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Joking about nuclear war isn’t funny, And the Soviets didn’t find it laughable. It scared them.

  14. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @Penny Robinson Fan Club

    It was hardly a “quip” as you put it. In his biography Truman said it was probably a mistake to use the Atom Bomb on Japan, the war was probably already won. It was a big part why he left office. Now Reagan made some quips that Republicans have accepted totally, such as claiming his ‘Star Wars’ initiative caused the Soviet Union to fail when what really destroyed their economy was attempting to fight a war in Afghanistan, Reagan gave arms and weapons to support the “heroic freedom fighters” (his words) who fought against the Russians, chiefly a guy named Bin Ladin, whatever happened to him anyway, good thing we didn’t try to fight a war in Afghanistan that would have wrecked our economy too. . . wait we did and we did. To bad Bush hated to read he might have learned from history instead of repeating it.

  15. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @Sturmmi14

    “And after helping them push the Soviets out of Afghanistan, and leaving them alone to govern themselves. How did these people return the favor? " Thanks for helping make my point about Reagan’s screwup.
    I’ve seen the flick, what’s your point? I’m an independent/moderate myself, I refuse to tie myself to any party.
    Bush certainly had a choice, there was no reason to take out Bin Ladin’s biggest foe in the middle east (Bin Ladin had said several times Hussein was far too western) except to help out those who stood to make a lot of money to rebuild Iraq (again!). Bush needed to leave Bin Ladin loose to help keep America afraid of him so he could do all the stuff he did. Everything’s reason was “911, 911” if they had taken out Bin Ladin in the first year or two there would have been no reason to do many of the things they did (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc) .
    Why do the right wingers always call the press Liberal? They are Capitalistic but Not Liberal, if they were, back when Clinton was PotUS do you really think all the ML scandal would have been front page news when there things so much more important going on? Remember when the Pope visited Cuba and denounced the conditions of Human Rights there? What was the headline news in America? Something about stains on Monica’s dress, the Poe got second billing to that!!?? Really?. If the press were truly liberal they would slant things for the Liberals, and they certainly do not, they focus on sensationalism not any political leanings.
    By the way concerning your rant on Lincoln a while back I suggest you read the 2nd, 4th, and 10 Articles of the Constitution regarding Sovereignty and you would realize Lincoln was not the Criminal that you try to portray him as. Its nice to know you don’t believe in slavery as you said, but the rest of that rant was pure southern BS.

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