Russ Gibb at Random

Remember this Quote ?

January 2, 2008

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help you "

President Ronald Reagan

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How right he was. I sure miss him, God rest his soul.

--by Mary Anne on 1/2/08   Lives: Michigan  

Yes Mary Anne, I miss ol' Ronnie as well. I sure wish he was running this country now.

--by Bill on 1/2/08   Lives: Dearborn  

I agree, I have had it up to here with politically correct politicians. Reagan knew that all people deserve respect. But that did not mean catering to those people who demand that we hyphenate them. Politically correct con men, thats what they are.

--by D. L. Tennison on 1/2/08   Lives: Detroit area  

The most terrifying words in Dearborn are John Burl Artis.......teehee

--by Tractor Girl on 1/2/08   Lives: Michigan  

Russ.I think school started back up today. So watch out! The liberal anti-Republicans , brainwashed Democrates will be after you for putting up A Reagan quote. They still read the New York Times and belive the lies.

--by Aware on 1/2/08   Lives: Dearborn  

I sure do miss the days when Reagan was paying off the Iranians with arms, and supporting the drug dealers in Latin America. We need leaders like him right now!

--by Eastside on 1/3/08   Lives: Dearborn  

Ho, Ho, Ho. Didn't take long for the teacher hacks of the Democratic party to get their digs into Reagan. They really think they know history and politics.They may be able to fool the kids in their classes with their lies, but it's another matter when they have to face off with adults. Eastside a perfect example of a puffed-up know nothing. Reagan was a great president.

--by World Wise on 1/3/08   Lives: Detroit area  

I beg to differ with you world wise. I am a teacher and I fill my kids' minds with conservatism and pragmatism. Unfortunately, the world they live in has abadoned the latter in favor of a more than disgusting level of partisan politics than has ever been perpetrated in our history. We must make them understand the all ideas are worth considering no matter which political perspective they come from. It doesn't matter where an idea comes from, only that it works.

--by John on 1/3/08   Lives: Dearborn  

I always get a kick out of it when republicans talk about democrats as if they were privy to some insider information and insight that democrats don't have. (FYI AWARE: Are you aware Democrat doesn't have an e at the end? I'm assuming you're the same person who always does that on anonymous names.) Folks need to realize that both parties are corrupt institutions by nature and only on the individual end can you find a few good politicians.

Most historians assert that any other President would have been washed over in departmental investigations, but Reagan's charm was something unique. I may not agree with the man on hardly any of his policy, but I can say with respect that he did what he thought best and as a politician and human being he was a skilled builder of consensus.

--by Oh dear... on 1/3/08   Lives: USA  

Eastside sure has a selective anti-Reagan memory.
How about a few Clinton memories! Failure to arrest bin Lauden when he was offered to us. And How about Clinton taking care of our nations business while Monica was taking care of his private business under his desk in the oval office. I guess, that in Democratic Party teacher-speak , that would be praised as multi-tasking.

--by Memory lane. on 1/3/08   Lives: Michigan  

President Reagan didn't say this , But I bet he belive it.
Entrepreneurs are more likely to solve America's energy and environmental problems than bureaucrats (72% to 18%). Gingrich survey results

--by L Tellson on 1/3/08   Lives: Michigan  

Here's some quotes for all of you: "I didn't have sex with that Women", "I never inhaled", " it is more important for me to attend Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar rather than to complete my military obligation." Never mind the dismantling of the U.S. Military.

The difference between a conservative and a liberal is a liberal hasnt been mugged yet!

--by A News Brat on 1/3/08   Lives: Detroit area  

Sad thing about so many teachers is that know a lot about many things but nothing about anything.
They generalize everything. Everyone has faults Etc,Etc, ad Infinitum, ad Nauseam. Intellectual nit picking social studies/history masturbaters.
Plus most of them are genetically inferior liberal union party Democrats.Who when they grow up might turn in to mutant John Artis clones, teaching in a public high school.
Better yet, teaching education classes at UMD.Al a carte Tolstoy's "nothing is Nothing"

--by Sick of it all on 1/3/08   Lives: Michigan  

As Gerald Ford once said, Reagan was not a "technically competent President." He did not do his homework, Ford said, on both domestic and foreign issues.

You can find the direct quote in the chapter on Reagan in the Gerald Ford interview book "Write It When I'm Gone".

Reagan represented a swing farther right than the classical economic conservatism of William F. Buckley. I think Ford-- and even Papa Bush-- did more for this country than Reagan ever did. (I'm not so hot on junior.)

--by Dearbornite on 1/4/08   Lives: Dearborn  

Reagan was a straightforward and honest man, he was not a party politician like Ford. And in my book the words straightforward and honest is a compliment.Reagan was great compared, to the talk-a-lot say little, politicians of today.

--by R .J. Scott on 1/4/08   Lives: Detroit area  

Interesting that Dearbornite uses a mediocre President Ford to bash a great President Reagan. Ford was a substitute president after the Walter Cronkite liberal media did in President Nixon over the Watergate break-in that he never authorized. Plus Ford was a UM football player.Need I say more? LOL

--by Literate on 1/4/08   Lives: Dearborn  

However he got into office, Gerald Ford was the right man for the job at that time. His controversial decision to pardon Nixon was ultimately the right one. Ford was also a highly intelligent man, if not a very inspiring speaker. He, too, was honest and straight-forward, and a damn fine human being.

And as for the "Walter Cronkite liberal media" doing Nixon in-- Nixon _did_ try to cover-up the break-in and _did_ abuse his power. That's not spin, but fact.

And finally, I'm not "bashing" Reagan-- just adding some perspective, which is generally considered part-and-parcel of grown-up conversation, while jokes about where someone played football are not.

--by Ford Is Underrated on 1/4/08   Lives: Dearborn  

"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it."
Ronald Reagan

--by allison on 1/5/08   Lives: Detroit area  

Remember this memorable quote:

Fool me once, shame on you

Fool me twice, we wont get fooled again!

LOL!!!!Nice to know GWB listens to the Who

--by 86ya on 1/5/08   Lives: Dearborn  

Say it like it was gets it mostly right. most American presidents/politicians, democrats included, have failed to understand the complexities of middle eastern politics. The cold war approach ( an ideological-state sponsored war and the same one we are currently using in the "war on terror") simply does not work.

--by eastside on 1/5/08   Lives: Dearborn  

Complexity's of the middle east ? Tribes fighting one another. The Sunni tribe and the Shiite tribe. killing one another over the "peaceful" religion called Islam .By the way ,Iam aware that Christians tribes called Protestant and Catholic have been known to kill one another as well.

--by Eastside too on 1/5/08   Lives: Dearborn  

I agree

--by Reader on 1/6/08   Lives: USA  

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