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Ronaldus Magnus's Death June 5, 2009 - 5th Aniversary

Posted on 06/04/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA

Friday, June 5th marks the 5th Aniversary of Ronald Reagan's death.


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Thank you for being our President, Ronaldus Magnus. You are sorely missed.
1 posted on 06/04/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

No doubt!


2 posted on 06/04/2009 6:54:18 PM PDT by kickonly88
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To: GOPsterinMA

3 posted on 06/04/2009 6:55:06 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

In Pace Requiescat. Ronaldus Magnus

4 posted on 06/04/2009 6:59:46 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: GOPsterinMA

5 posted on 06/04/2009 7:00:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: GOPsterinMA

May his memory be eternal.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 7:01:45 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: GOPsterinMA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1149368/posts
Rush on Reagan 6/04
7 posted on 06/04/2009 7:02:08 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

He will always be MY President.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 7:02:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait! (Congrats to U-Dub!))
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To: GOPsterinMA

I was driving home when I learned he had passed away.
I pulled over to the side of the road and cried.

Originally I supported George H.W. Bush because I did not think Reagan could win in the general election. I have never been more happy in my life to have been wrong.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 7:04:40 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: dfwgator

Dittos . Too bad he succumbed to the pressure and picked Bush for VP , though .


10 posted on 06/04/2009 7:04:56 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Maine Mariner

” I supported George H.W. Bush “

Shame on you ! ; )


11 posted on 06/04/2009 7:05:43 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

I have learned my lesson. No more Rhinos!!

I did go knocking door to door for Reagan. So I hope I atoned for my error at least partially.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 7:10:57 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: GOPsterinMA

The other day, when Mrs.Reagan was at a press conference with Obummer, I had an odd and unexpected reaction, I started crying. Not sobbing, but choked up, shed a few tears. I think it was the sight of seeing her all old and frail, being touched by a person who is the opposite of her departed husband. O was keeping her steady with her arm on his. This did not sit well with me.

I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard on the radio that Ronald Reagan was gone. That whole week of the state funeral was very moving. Finally, at the last televised event at the Reagan Library, when Mrs.Reagan would not leave the casket, that was it for me, I wept as if I had personally known them both. It still moves me to tears to remember their love for eachother.

Ronaldus Magnus, still my favorite president. My hero’s have always been cowboys. RIP Mr.President.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 7:14:11 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I still have Rush’s tribute to Reagan that was part of The Limbaugh Letter. It is stored with other sentimental treasures.


14 posted on 06/04/2009 7:16:36 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: GOPsterinMA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9zjR_Hm1Z0


15 posted on 06/04/2009 7:21:25 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Two of the best!


16 posted on 06/04/2009 7:57:49 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: TheConservativeParty
I feel the same. Have you read her book "My Turn", I know it was written long ago, but I just finished it. She is quite a lady, and in the reading, you would think you could just go to their house and have a cup of coffee, they were very down to earth.

I would also suggest the book of his love letters to Nancy. Priceless.

17 posted on 06/04/2009 8:00:38 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: TheConservativeParty
I was in Rockport, MA that day with my GF, it was a beautiful spring Saturday. I remember reading a blurb on Drudge about RR’s failing health the day before, so I surmised the end was near. My Mom called me and told me the news around ~6 pm. I just started weeping uncontrollably. We left and drove home. I remember WRKO had a special call-in segment that we were listening to on the ride back and I called in and told the host, I think it was Scott Allen Miller, how I felt fortunate to be living in America while RR was president.

I still feel that way - he is still the best.

18 posted on 06/04/2009 8:10:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: annieokie

I have not yet read “My Turn”. I have “Ronnie and Nancy, A Very Special Love Story”. Also have “Reagan, In His Own Hand” a collection of his writings. I was in college when President Reagan was in office. I was not yet politically aware. I did like him though, he reminded me of my grandfather. President Reagan was easy to like. After his passing, I found the website for his presidential library. There are very nice casual photographs of President and Mrs.Reagan. I printed out a bunch of them. I have horses, and of course President Reagan did too. I especially like the pictures of him with his horses. I am glad he and I shared that love for horses. The website is www.reaganfoundation.org . There are lots of neat things to see there. I hope to visit the Reagan Library someday.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:03 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: Maine Mariner

” I have learned my lesson. No more Rhinos!!
I did go knocking door to door for Reagan. So I hope I atoned for my error at least partially.”

I forgive you .

BTW , I worked the phones as a volunteer for the Suffolk County Repubs in Blue Point , Long Island for the 1980 campaign . Very gratifying and rewarding experience . Really felt my humble effort made a difference .


20 posted on 06/04/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: GOP_Lady

yep...


21 posted on 06/04/2009 8:29:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I still have the entire video of the funeral on DVD. For just the shipping cost plus cost of the DVD’s. I did this for lots of freepers when the funeral was on TV. I don’t want any profit. Over 10 DVD’s.

I did hundreds of these...


22 posted on 06/04/2009 8:29:58 PM PDT by ktw (kakatte koi)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I also feel very fortunate to have been here when President Reagan was in Office. I was a bit young to be involved with politics, and I regret not really appreciating him as he served. I do remember that the media at the time were not kind to him or Mrs.Reagan. Since starting my education at The Rush Limbaugh Institute 15 years ago, I have learned a lot about Reagan and a lot about the media. My BS Meter works fine thanks to Rush.


23 posted on 06/04/2009 8:35:51 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: ktw

Thank you very much for sharing.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 8:35:54 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

RIP.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 8:37:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Amen!

Your BS meter must be broken.

Most of the media sucks - screw them.


26 posted on 06/04/2009 8:41:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.


27 posted on 06/04/2009 8:42:17 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I second that. He must be spinning in his grave at an alarming rate...


28 posted on 06/04/2009 8:46:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: Andy'smom; raccoonradio; GQuagmire; nutmeg; Clemenza

FYI


29 posted on 06/04/2009 8:51:25 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Your BS meter must be broken” Sorry, I must not have been clear in the other post. I had no media BS meter until I listened to Rush. Back in my college days(Rush was not on then) I noticed the bad treatment of the Reagans by the media but was not really aware that the media was a bunch of liars with agendas. Long after college I found Rush, 15 years ago, now thanks to Rush, I know all media is suspect and most is total BS. The Dinosaur Media Deathwatch continues,and they deserve to be extinct.

Thanks for starting this thread tonight. It’s been wonderful to share our memories of President Reagan.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 9:07:29 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: TheConservativeParty

No, no, I mean with everything that’s going on now, your BS must be broken - due to all the BS!

You’re welcome regarding the thread - please pass it on to friends and ping listers.

June 5 should be a day of happiness and love and celebration and reflection for RR.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 9:17:56 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

My father’s brithday. How fitting. The two couldn’t have been more opposite in word and deed. One, a screaming liberal hypocrite who tried very hard to teach me all about the Democrats struggles for the poor working man, and another who made his way in the world by espousing and practicing, as best he could, conservative values.

I would say I wished to be RR’s own son, but we all know that doesn’t mean anything. Maybe I needed to witness liberal hypocracy first hand to see how deranged it truly is, so that I wouldn’t consider it for myself. After all, Reagan’s own namesake is such a waste of human skin. I’ll just say that the big man is missed. Having met him, in person, is one of the great memories of my life.

For my own father, I will wish him a happy brithday, and let him know that there’s still time to read a book and learn something.

God forgive me.


32 posted on 06/04/2009 9:26:29 PM PDT by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: Greenpees
God Love you!

I remember the morning after the 1980 election. ABC news was on and My father arguing with my mother that Carter won. I was little and I could read the frigging map - I know who won. Thank God I take after Mom when it comes to politics.

Actually, I was exponentially sadder when RR died than when my father did. I do wonder if he (my father) was still around if he would like what his Democratic party has become.

You are privileged to have met the man. And I agree 1,000% with you - his kids with Nancy suck. I don't like her either, to be honest - she was against Ollie North when he ran for the US Senate. Those 2 kids though, just suck.

33 posted on 06/04/2009 9:37:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; All
--Ronald Reagan Passes- some links...- Click the picture:


34 posted on 06/05/2009 12:30:28 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: backhoe

Thank you!


35 posted on 06/05/2009 5:35:04 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Thank you for the website. "My Turn" is a great book, she finally gets to tell her side of all the nasty things the media wrote and said about her. Hope you get to read it sometime.

I see the "Reagan Diaries" is out, may not be newly out, but new to me. lol. He was such a great likable president, the best ever.

36 posted on 06/05/2009 7:24:10 AM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Ohhhh, I see! It was really late last night, I had brain fog! Thinking of President Reagan and Nancy today, celebrating his life and the gifts he gave to America with his talents that were on loan from God.


37 posted on 06/05/2009 9:38:45 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: GOPsterinMA

38 posted on 06/05/2009 10:24:17 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Here's a link to the original thread on FR with the announcement.
39 posted on 06/05/2009 10:30:10 AM PDT by 6323cd (Loyal Oppostion My Ass)
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To: 6323cd; backhoe

Thank you both!


40 posted on 06/05/2009 3:35:50 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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