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The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread -- Remembering/Honoring the Gipper (June 9-11, 2006)
DollyCali & All the Singles at FRee Republic | June 9, 2006 | DollyCali

Posted on 06/09/2006 3:35:29 PM PDT by DollyCali




“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan, 1985

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Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. Saturday Evening Post, 1965

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“Trust, but verify“

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Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

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Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

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Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

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Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

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I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.

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"Here's my strategy on the Cold War:

We win, they lose."

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"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

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"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

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"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

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"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

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"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

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"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

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"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

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"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

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"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

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"A state is nothing more than a reflection of its citizens; the more decent the citizens, the more decent the state. If you practice a religion, whether you're Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or guided by some other faith, then your private life will be influenced by a sense of moral obligation, and so, too, will your public life. One affects the other. The churches of America do not exist by the grace of the state; the churches of America are not mere citizens of the state. The churches of America exist apart; they have their own vantage point; their own authority. Religion is its own realm; it makes its own claims. We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions“



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The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

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Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

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Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

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My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.Ronald Reagan, Said during a radio microphone test, 1984





he ipper














Reagan was president of the United States of America from 1981 until 1989. He was the 40th person to serve as president. He died June 5, 2004 in Los Angeles. He was 93-years-old.

Reagan was the oldest person to serve as president. He was 69 when he took office. Reagan was elected to a four-year term in 1980. He defeated Jimmy Carter in that election. Carter was seeking a second term as president.

Reagan won re-election in 1984. He defeated Walter Mondale for a second term. Carter and Mondale were Democrats. Reagan was a Republican. He was elected governor of California in 1966 and 1970. He made us all chuckle when in presidential debates when questioned about the age of a president & responded he did NOT want to make the youth of his opponent an issue in the campaign.

Before entering politics, Reagan was a movie actor. He also served as president of the actors' union.

As the years passed, Reagan became more conservative. He switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in 1962.

Reagan was often called "the Great Communicator." Even people who did not like Reagan agreed that he was good at giving speeches. The president also was said to have a good sense of humor.

Reagan said the nation needed to be ready to fight the Soviet Union and is considered influential in the break apart of the Union. The Soviet Union was a group of nations in Eastern Europe and Asia. Russia was the most powerful of the countries in the Soviet Union.

Reagan's health gradually grew worse in the last 10 years of his life.. He told the world in 1994 that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Reagan’s wife, Nancy, spoke for him after his condition worsened. Reagan was not seen in public in recent years.

Nancy Reagan said in May of 2004 that Alzheimer's had taken her husband "to a distant place where I can no longer reach him." Reagan died of pneumonia. But the lung condition was a complication of Alzheimer's Disease.

Reagan was given a State funeral that was 10 years in the planning. Thousands filed past his coffin in California and in Washington, D.C. His funeral was attended by heads of State and former heads of State, including Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Reagan was laid to rest in Simi Valley, California.





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Welcome to the Singles Weekend Thread where this weekend we will remember Ronald Reagan who died a little over 2 years ago, June 5, 2004. (our mystery thread did not “come through” so this thread was a mystery to me also for a bit!!!!)



Join us in our Cyber Family Room & come & go as your time permits.

If you wish to join our FRAPPR(Google) site you are welcome. I must "ok" your entry to prevent crashing by non-participants

Singles FReeper FRappr Site


1 posted on 06/09/2006 3:35:38 PM PDT by DollyCali
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To: 38special; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; aft_lizard; Alberta's Child; Allegra; Amityschild; ...
Remembering Ronald Reagan
2 years since he died




And everyone.. a personal request of prayer for dear FReeper Lady-X. Maggie, a former marine has had a leg amputation & is NOT doing well.. here is here prayer thread & the latest update is post number 1168.

Lady X Thread Maggie is a lady with class & a joyful presence on Free Repubic.
2 posted on 06/09/2006 3:38:18 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: All

Sorry this is so early but I am leaving shortly & NOT sure when I will be back this evening. So thought I felt it best to have something for those who are around earlier. Catch you all later!!!!


3 posted on 06/09/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali; All
Great job as always, Dolly!

I'm still at work and thought I'd take a peek.

Anyone around?

4 posted on 06/09/2006 3:47:34 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: DollyCali
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

Bears Repeating!

But my all time Reagan quote:

"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

—Ronald Reagan Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987
5 posted on 06/09/2006 3:54:33 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: DollyCali
And it is also the anniversary of the 1972 flood in Rapid City, SD, that killed 250+ people. See Rapid City Flood>

I survived, but so many of my neighbors did not. Don't want to provide a downer, but the heroic actions of so many that night are worth noting.

6 posted on 06/09/2006 3:55:12 PM PDT by Paddlefish ("Why should I have to WORK for everything?! It's like saying I don't deserve it!")
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness; DollyCali
I'm here!

Great subject, Dolli--my favorite quotes from my favorite president.
7 posted on 06/09/2006 3:57:29 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

I'm here, but working


8 posted on 06/09/2006 3:58:10 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

I'm here, too.


9 posted on 06/09/2006 3:59:23 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

I think...


10 posted on 06/09/2006 4:00:15 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: rzeznikj at stout

. . . therefore you FReep?


11 posted on 06/09/2006 4:03:06 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I guess...


12 posted on 06/09/2006 4:03:55 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; proud_yank; darkangel82; rzeznikj at stout

My peeps!


13 posted on 06/09/2006 4:05:35 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: rzeznikj at stout

You sound a little tentative tonight . . .


14 posted on 06/09/2006 4:05:55 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: proud_yank

Isn't Freeping and working fun?


15 posted on 06/09/2006 4:06:44 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

You're still at work? What time zone are you in?


16 posted on 06/09/2006 4:06:47 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

My Homey!


17 posted on 06/09/2006 4:06:54 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I'm left coast time. It's 4:10pm. Yippee Skippee.


18 posted on 06/09/2006 4:07:35 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

50 minutes to freedom!


19 posted on 06/09/2006 4:08:47 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
Of course! I need to stay away when at the computer though (addictive!!), ohhh life's struggles.

How's CA been? We've had some Global Cooling™ here, which has been nice.

Have you heard about Gore's New Movie (funny)
20 posted on 06/09/2006 4:10:02 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!

I keep watching the clock...what's that saying? A watched clock never boils...


21 posted on 06/09/2006 4:10:17 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: proud_yank

Al Gore is the comedic gift that keeps on giving...

CA has been cool as well, at least along Al Jazeera. (The Peninsula—in Arabic.) Pun intended.


22 posted on 06/09/2006 4:14:41 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: proud_yank

Loved the Al Gore clip--heard it today on Rush's show, along with the new ad "Paid for by George Soros and Democratic Friends of Abu Musab al Zarqawi."


23 posted on 06/09/2006 4:14:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So RWI, have I made you any accidental matches yet?


24 posted on 06/09/2006 4:16:49 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tentative...


25 posted on 06/09/2006 4:17:28 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Not that I know of. Well, I don't know if you were involved or not . . . hmmmm.


26 posted on 06/09/2006 4:18:40 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

What's up, Jon? Are you hiding tonight? Come on out and play.


27 posted on 06/09/2006 4:18:49 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

LOL, Dean too.

The last couple weeks have been great, Terrorist plot in Toronto/Ottawa busted, Zarqawi, Hamas Leader, one of Zarqawi's brother's or staff in custody, lawsuit against Fatty Moore.....

Can't ask for much more.


28 posted on 06/09/2006 4:19:35 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: proud_yank

I'd still like Osama's head on a platter.


29 posted on 06/09/2006 4:20:21 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: darkangel82

What have you been up to?


30 posted on 06/09/2006 4:20:24 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Paul Shanklin is priceless. It was only a couple days ago I found out he does most of Rush's parodies.

I got his 'Yugo' song, too funny.


31 posted on 06/09/2006 4:20:33 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: All

I have to go fax my timesheet now. BRB.


32 posted on 06/09/2006 4:21:37 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: proud_yank

If you're a Rush subscriber, you should go to the site archives and listen to the Paul Shanklin stuff from the Clinton Era. "I Saw Her Derriere," "Had Myself a Scary Little Intern." Too funny!


33 posted on 06/09/2006 4:22:16 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I'm not a subscriber, yet :-)


34 posted on 06/09/2006 4:23:33 PM PDT by proud_yank (Truth to liberals is as useful as a snowblower in hell.)
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To: pcottraux

Hey Phil,

You around yet? Probably too early still...


35 posted on 06/09/2006 4:28:17 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: DollyCali

Evening, everyone!

I miss President Reagan. What an amazing man.

I will be in and out tonight...then off for the weekend! :-)


36 posted on 06/09/2006 4:30:07 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Hiya, Max.


37 posted on 06/09/2006 4:30:26 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: RockinRight

Ah, the young: It's hard to keep track of 'em.

;-)


38 posted on 06/09/2006 4:31:03 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Hiding, nay...


39 posted on 06/09/2006 4:31:16 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: RockinRight

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 06/09/2006 4:31:38 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

How are ya, Max?

I'm just getting ready to mow the lawn and pack my suitcase for my weekend trip...


41 posted on 06/09/2006 4:32:09 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Keeping a low profile?


42 posted on 06/09/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: RockinRight

Going somewhere SPECIAL?!?!


43 posted on 06/09/2006 4:33:00 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: RockinRight

Let me guess . . . hmmmm . . . is it somewhere close to the Lincoln Memorial?


44 posted on 06/09/2006 4:34:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just got back down to FL, took a road trip Monday and Tuesday(21 hours of driving total.) Now I'm just watching TV and catching up on FR.


45 posted on 06/09/2006 4:35:04 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Maximus_Ridiculousness
Actually, no, I'm heading to New England for an event similar to this:


46 posted on 06/09/2006 4:36:15 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Basically...


47 posted on 06/09/2006 4:36:35 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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To: rzeznikj at stout

??? Why?


48 posted on 06/09/2006 4:37:28 PM PDT by Maximus_Ridiculousness
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To: RockinRight

Say what?


49 posted on 06/09/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: darkangel82

Sounds like you've put a lot of mileage in this week. I bet you're glad just to kick back for a while.


50 posted on 06/09/2006 4:37:47 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You don't need papers to vote--heck, you don't even need a pulse.)
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