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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ronald Reagan My hero, and eternal light for the world
USA Today | June 9, 2004 | Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted on 06/11/2004 9:51:01 PM PDT by quidnunc

Arnold Schwarzenegger pens a moving tribute to Ronald Reagan.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: reagan; ronaldreagan; schwarzenegger; tribute

1 posted on 06/11/2004 9:51:03 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc

"President Reagan symbolized to me what America represented — hope, opportunity, freedom. He made us remember that the United States stood for something great and noble. Once again, it was alright to stand tall and believe in this country, and in ourselves."

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Beautiful. Thanks for posting it.


2 posted on 06/11/2004 10:03:37 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: quidnunc

Turning into an Arnold-bashing thread in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...


3 posted on 06/11/2004 10:05:17 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: El Conservador

Let's hope not. (HINT!)


4 posted on 06/11/2004 10:06:57 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: quidnunc
Well done governor Arnie! Many think he embodies some of the optimistic features of President Reagan.
5 posted on 06/11/2004 10:10:30 PM PDT by ladyinred (RIP Governor/President Reagan, ride peacefully into that sunset.)
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To: quidnunc

Thanks for posting this! Governor Arnold is one of my favorites!


6 posted on 06/11/2004 10:21:27 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Win Another One for the Gipper!)
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To: El Conservador

What a wonderful essay he wrote! Thanks for posting that.


7 posted on 06/11/2004 10:30:44 PM PDT by Moonmad27 (Vote for GWB in November - make liberals miserable for ANOTHER four years!)
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To: El Conservador

No Arnold bashing so far....(and certainly there'll be none from me!)


8 posted on 06/11/2004 10:31:12 PM PDT by Moonmad27 (Vote for GWB in November - make liberals miserable for ANOTHER four years!)
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To: quidnunc
I bookmarked it to insure that this fall is not only spiritual, but properly pumped up, too.

Arnold...the new spokesperson for the Kennedys!

Shhh! Don't tell sKerry.

9 posted on 06/11/2004 10:45:02 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (Sharayah the kilt wearer...VS white...)
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To: quidnunc
Yes, I'll remember all these fine words as me and my neighbors in the Sierra-Nevada range have to begin dealing with the new Socialistic Suffocation of our property rights and values with his mindless support of a Sierra-Nevada Conservacancy!!!

I am not bashing him, I'm desperately puzzled how this man can call himself a proud American and do this disgusting thing to his fellow Californians! What the hell is the matter with the man? Why does he have this blind spot? It's insane!!!

I sincerely wish you strong supporters would politely, but strongly ask him to re-think this dastardly deed before our deeds become worthless and further restricted in a Socialist's Paradise. I'm not trying to insult, I'm pleading for help!!!

10 posted on 06/11/2004 11:01:44 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Democrats are developing a drumbeat of disdain for America's values!!! Disdain the Fraidycrats!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Arnold genuinely reveres Reagan and donated a bust of the Gipper to the Reagan Library. So far there have been no tax increases, there's a limit on government spending in the state constitution, and workers' comp reform. Not bad for a first year in office. I'll take our Governor over his predecessor any day.


11 posted on 06/11/2004 11:14:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

So far, the Governator has given me no reason to regret my vote. This short essay underscores that.


12 posted on 06/11/2004 11:29:08 PM PDT by Scothia (A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. ~ Goldwater)
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To: SierraWasp

...and it's blastoff!!!

Now, it's officially an Arnold-bashing thread!!!


13 posted on 06/11/2004 11:29:46 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: quidnunc
I am ALWAYS stirred by the rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic, as arranged by Peter Wilhousky and recorded beautifully by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their "The Sound of Glory" CD. This was also played and sung in today's service. Truly fitting for the Reagan service!
14 posted on 06/11/2004 11:36:28 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: goldstategop
"Arnold genuinely reveres Reagan and donated a bust of the Gipper to the Reagan Library."


15 posted on 06/11/2004 11:51:52 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion

I laugh when you are accused of sowing dissension here by posting positive articles highlighting Governor Schwarzenegger's impressive accomplishments. There's some bitterness left over from the October election, I'm guessing. ;^)


16 posted on 06/12/2004 12:01:12 AM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: Barlowmaker

Arnold learned a lot from Reagan.

Ronald Reagan, in his own words, from his autobiography:

"When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it.

"Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.

"I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'

"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/960104/posts


17 posted on 06/12/2004 12:06:04 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Schwarzenegger Pays Tribute to Reagan During Prayer Breakfast

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to former President Ronald Reagan during the state's annual prayer breakfast Wednesday morning.

The event provided a chance for state lawmakers, business leaders and community members to join together in prayer on behalf of California.

Schwarzenegger went on to voice his admiration for Reagan, another actor-turned-governor. "I had many times the chance to meet him and to speak with him, and every time I talked to him he was very inspirational, very encouraging, and very motivational," said Schwarzenegger.

The governor also talked about the philosophical legacy of the former president. "We will miss President Reagan, but we will carry on with the optimism he taught us, and his abiding belief of what America stood for," he said.

In addition to his remarks about Reagan, Schwarzenegger also spoke about the diversity of religions, which he said is a great strength for the country.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull.asp?id=7333


18 posted on 06/12/2004 12:08:37 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion

I have three siblings raising families in California, so I've been an interested outside observer. I think the Governor has exceeded every expectation his supporters had when they voted for him last October. Keep posting these positive developments here, there are many who appreciate the most important State in our Union returning to its rightful economic glory.


19 posted on 06/12/2004 12:17:12 AM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: FairOpinion

Arnold needs to home to his Church,
and change his stance on abortion.
Once he's done that, he'll be a better person.


20 posted on 06/12/2004 12:20:09 AM PDT by onyx
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To: Barlowmaker
I live in California. I think a lot of people "misunderestimated" Arnold.

In his short six months he accomplished a tremendous amount of very important feats -- he is turning CA around, from literally near bankruptcy.
21 posted on 06/12/2004 12:21:41 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Barlowmaker

Amen. We want smaller government and more personal freedom and the the space to pursue big dreams. Which is what Reagan stood for. Now let's keep on winning The American Dream for The Gipper!!!


22 posted on 06/12/2004 12:22:14 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: onyx

Most Californians are pro-choice. Arnold is being a realist. We should focus on reducing abortion and creating a culture of life. Any one who thinks abortion will be outlawed here in the foreseeable future is dreaming.


23 posted on 06/12/2004 12:24:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Politics aside.

Life and "light" go hand in hand.

Arnold needs to come home to his Catholic Church
regarding abortion. He needs it for his own good
and for his soul.

Right now, he's just like democrat Catholics.


24 posted on 06/12/2004 12:26:53 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Right now let's just have him fix the CA economy and business climate.

That is his role as a governor.


25 posted on 06/12/2004 12:31:43 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: goldstategop

Pragmatism over abortion is Faustian in my view.

I of course know why they do it. Guiliani is just as guilty and for the same reasons you mention.


26 posted on 06/12/2004 12:34:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: FairOpinion
Exactly. Roe V Wade can only be overturned by the Supremes or a federal constitutional amendment. The Governor of California has no power to affect it.
27 posted on 06/12/2004 12:34:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: FairOpinion

I am HAPPY with his governorship.


28 posted on 06/12/2004 12:34:56 AM PDT by onyx
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To: wardaddy

Yeah and no one bashes Rudolph Guiliani for it. Reasonable people can disagree about the best way to foster a culture of life in this country.


29 posted on 06/12/2004 12:35:27 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop; wardaddy

The democrats and the media will hit
Rudy with his divorces and his abortion
stance if and when he tries for the presidency.

Right now, they like him... think he's a
GOP maverick of sorts.


30 posted on 06/12/2004 12:42:42 AM PDT by onyx
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To: goldstategop; onyx

It is a slope though...whether slippery or not ....that if the only Pubbie who can get elected statewide must behave as a Dem then our only gain is whatever we get from having a Pubbie around for national elections and reapportionment ...if they have the stones to stand up then.

I'm not accusing Rudy or Arnold of that. I would say Bloomberg is a caver and gives us no edge at all that I'm aware of.

It's a curious trend and frankly often leaves me out. No doubt the right is as strong as it's been in my lifetime but our success has moderated us...particularly on cultural issues which are for me the main reason I am on the right....and still sets the tone for the majority of the right imho.

However for the time being, modrut Pubs beat your average Dem by a long shot but they can hurt ya. (in the Senate particularly)


31 posted on 06/12/2004 12:54:30 AM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: quidnunc

My fellow Freepers in California - Please keep us posted on Arnold's progress. From a distance, I can say that it looks like he's doing a swell job.

I noticed that he was sitting directly behind Nancy at the funeral service at the library. This ain't by accident. I don't think we've heard the last of the Governor.


32 posted on 06/12/2004 2:36:16 AM PDT by My Dog Likes Me
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To: wardaddy; goldstategop; FairOpinion; onyx

One important way to protect unborn children is to help their mothers see how precious they are to all of us. At least I think Governor Schwarzenegger is working on that as hard as he can by stamping out the malaise and talking about how important families are to our future. This is juxtaposed to those who claim that we are overpopulated. I kid you not, a strong contingent of Californian "intellectuals" believe that humans are overwhelming the health of the planet not just by their behaviors but by their sheer numbers. (In other words, you can't fix it without slashing us back...) The Governor is a very different breed from these types of Kalistanians.


33 posted on 06/12/2004 2:39:23 AM PDT by risk
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To: FairOpinion

Yes, that was how Reagan got so much accomplished. I remember the "true conservatives" bashing him at the time like they do Bush today.


34 posted on 06/12/2004 4:08:01 AM PDT by AmericaUnited (It's time someone says the emperor has no clothes.)
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To: Mrs Zip; BOBWADE

ping


35 posted on 06/12/2004 4:39:33 AM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: goldstategop

Pinch ME

then!!!!!
36 posted on 06/12/2004 5:09:17 AM PDT by Elsie (There is nothing you can't achieve if you are willing to give other people the credit...)
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To: FairOpinion
Don't know if this is considered 'bashing':

When Arnold and his wife approached the final resting place for Ronald Reagan they blessed themselves.....Arnold made the sign of the cross by touching his head, heart, right shoulder and then his left shoulder. His wife blessed herself left to right. Arnold seems to have decided any way is OK - the motto of the 'new' church.

37 posted on 06/12/2004 5:58:10 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: El Conservador; SierraWasp
In regard to making this an Arnold bashing thread...Please go back and read what the Wasp stated -

I am not bashing him, I'm desperately puzzled how this man can call himself a proud American and do this disgusting thing to his fellow Californians! What the hell is the matter with the man? Why does he have this blind spot? It's insane!!!

I sincerely wish you strong supporters would politely, but strongly ask him to re-think this dastardly deed before our deeds become worthless and further restricted in a Socialist's Paradise. I'm not trying to insult, I'm pleading for help!!!

The Wasp is 100% correct in his evaluation, if your an insider with the Gubernator, perhaps you could get the man to view what the Conservatives in the neighborhood would like. It's not a bash....it's a call for help, we will let you know before we turn ugly.
38 posted on 06/12/2004 2:23:26 PM PDT by Issaquahking (U.N., greenies, etc. battling against the U.S. and Constitution one freedom at a time. Fight Back !)
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To: Issaquahking; farmfriend

Ping!


39 posted on 06/12/2004 2:24:26 PM PDT by Issaquahking (U.N., greenies, etc. battling against the U.S. and Constitution one freedom at a time. Fight Back !)
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To: SierraWasp
the new Socialistic Suffocation of our property rights and values with his mindless
support of a Sierra-Nevada Conservacancy!!!


Maybe I've missed it, but this is the first time I've heard of this entity
you call the "Sierra-Nevada Conservancy".
And I try to keep track of CA politics via talk radio and occassionally reading
The Los Angeles Times for opposition research.

Is this happening under new/old legislation, a court order, or "powerful people"
moving behind the scenes?

I thought you were making measured comment on Arnold. He's not perfect, but from
what I hear on the conservative talk shows here in LA, he's at least
stabilized the wreck that Gray Davis made and is now making some headway with
the Communist-Socialists, er, Democrats running the legislature.

Maybe you should start an occassional thread, limked to good news reports or
websites about this Conservancy (and my apologies if I've missed the thread in the
midst of the information tsunami of freerepublic).

PS: Doug McIntyre, an uncloseted Republican who works as a writer in Hollywood,
has a popular overnight talkshow on KABC radio in LA (www.kabc.com).
He uncovered a small empire that some fellow legally erected that even allows
him to run elections that provide for new levying of taxes on property owners...
under the guise of maintaining "open spaces". Land owners that didn't
identify the poorly (on purpose!) labeled notice of election ended up with tax liens!

Maybe you have a similar situation. Give a call on the internet call line
to McIntyre and see if you're facing similar problems under the same state program.
(The show takes lots of calls)
40 posted on 06/12/2004 2:52:28 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
Maybe I've missed it, but this is the first time I've heard of this entity you call the "Sierra-Nevada Conservancy".

Yes, you have missed it. Allow me to help in catching you up.
In order from latest to previous:

CA: Sierra Conservancy bills seek funding for range

CA freepers, RED ALERT Thread 2

CA freepers, RED ALERT RED ALERT!!!

A Sierra umbrella? - Conservancy proposed to protect mountain range

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Leftist Environmental Agenda

And the one written by Mark Vande Pol (aka. Carry_Okie) and published before the election:

An Analysis of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Environmental Policy


Socialist agenda being pushed through the California Legislature by our "Republican" governor. This was one of his campaign promises.

AB 2600 (Laird)

SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada-Cascade Mountain Region.

AB 1788 (Leslie)

SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada Region.

AB 2631 (Wolk)

SUMMARY : Establishes an interagency council (more government bureaucracy) to consider ways to coordinate state efforts to eradicate and control invasive species.

41 posted on 06/12/2004 5:27:32 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: quidnunc
Was noticing yesterday how Arnold walks. Does he have arthritis or has he always walked like The Terminator?
42 posted on 06/12/2004 5:37:37 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301
fso301 wrote: Was noticing yesterday how Arnold walks. Does he have arthritis or has he always walked like The Terminator?

I don't know, the thought never occurred to me.

43 posted on 06/12/2004 6:06:08 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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