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Let's rewrite one for The Gipper! (Ann Coulter)
Universal Press Syndicate ^ | June 16, 2004 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 06/16/2004 3:30:35 PM PDT by alloysteel

I read the New York Times last week and apparently a fellow named "Iran-Contra" died recently. But that's all I'll say about the people who have consistently been on the wrong side of history and whose publisher is a little weenie who can't read because he has "dyslexia." The three key ingredients to Ronald Reagan's sunny personality were: (1) his unalterable faith in God; (2) for nearly 30 years, he didn't fly; and (3) he read Human Events religiously but never read the New York Times.

Even in his death liberals are still trying to turn our champion into a moderate Republican – unlike the religious-right nut currently occupying the White House! The world's living testament to the limits of genetics, Ron Jr., put it this way at Reagan's funeral:

Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians of wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage.

Wow. He's probably up in Heaven – something Ron Jr. doesn't believe in – having a chuckle about that right now. To hear liberals tell it, you'd think Reagan talked about God the way Democrats do, in the stilted, uncomfortable manner of people pretending to believe something they manifestly do not. (In a recent Time magazine poll, only 7 percent of respondents say they believe Kerry is a man of "strong" religious faith, compared to 46 percent who believe Bush is.) Or, for that matter, the way Democrats talk about free-market capitalism.

The chattering classes weren't so copacetic about Reagan's religious beliefs when he was in office. In 1984, Newsweek breathlessly reported that:

Reagan is known to have read and discussed with fundamentalist friends like [Jerry] Falwell and singer Pat Boone such pulp versions of biblical prophecies as Hal Lindsey's best-selling "The Late Great Planet Earth," which strongly hints of a nuclear Armageddon.

One hundred Christian and Jewish "leaders" signed a letter warning that Reagan's nuclear policy had been unduly influenced by a "theology of nuclear Armageddon." In the second presidential debate that year, President Reagan was actually asked to clarify his position on "nuclear Armageddon."

Most confusing to Democrats, at the time Reagan was doing all of this Bible-reading and consorting with preachers, he hadn't even been accused of cheating on his wife. What kind of angle was he playing? liberals asked themselves.

Meanwhile, President Bush says he appeals to "a higher father" and liberals act like they've never heard such crazy talk from a president.

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift says Bush is unlike Reagan because Reagan "reached out, and he was always seeking converts." That's true, actually. I think Reagan would have favored converting Third World people to Christianity. (Now why does that idea ring a bell?) Clift continued: "That is the big difference between Ronald Reagan and the president we have today. The president today would like to consign his political opponents to oblivion."

Here is how Reagan "reached out" to Democrats:

Reagan on abortion: "We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide."

Reagan on gay rights: "Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. In the Judeo-Christian tradition it is the means by which husband and wife participate with God in the creation of a new human life. It is for these reasons, among others, that our society has always sought to protect this unique relationship. In part the erosion of these values has given way to a celebration of forms of expression most reject. We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality."

Reagan on government programs to feed the "hungry": "We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet."

Would that more Republicans would "reach out" to Democrats the way Reagan did!

Most peculiar, the passing of America's most pro-life president is supposed to be a clarion call for conservatives to support the disemboweling of human embryos – in contrast to that heartless brute President Bush always prattling on about the value of human life. Someone persuaded poor, dear Nancy Reagan that research on human embryos might have saved her Ronnie from Alzheimer's. Now the rest of us are supposed to shut up because the wife of America's greatest president (oh, save your breath, girls!) supports stem-cell research.

Ironically, the always market-oriented Ronald Reagan would probably have asked his wife, "Honey, if embryonic stem-cell therapy is such a treasure trove of medical advances, why isn't private research and development funding flocking to it?"

President Bush has never said that fetal stem cells cannot be used for research. He said "federal money" cannot be used to fund such research. If leading scientists believed fetal stem-cell research would prove to be so fruitful in curing Alzheimer's, why is the private money not pouring in hand over fist? Do you realize how many billions a cure for Alzheimer's would be worth, let alone all the other cures some are claiming fetal stem-cell research would lead to? Forget Alzheimer's – do you know how much middle-aged men would pay for a genuine baldness cure? Then again, Porsche sales would probably fall off quite a bit if we ever cured baldness.

But you can't blame Nancy. As everyone saw once again last week, she's still madly in love with the guy. She'd probably support harvesting full-grown, living humans if it would bring back Ronnie. Of course, I thought it was cute and not creepy that she consulted an astrologer about Reagan's schedule after he was shot. That didn't make astrology a hard science. But liberals who once lambasted Nancy for having too much influence on Reagan's schedule now want to anoint her Seer of Technology.

The lesson to draw from what liberals said about Reagan then and what they are forced to say about him now is that the electable Republican is always the one liberals are calling an extremist, Armageddon-believing religious zealot. That certainly bodes well for President George W. Bush this November, thank – you should pardon the expression – God.


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Sorry - don't know how to post the pictures. Lost my HTML book.
1 posted on 06/16/2004 3:30:36 PM PDT by alloysteel
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To: alloysteel

Great article, thanks for posting it.

This line is a keeper and very true:

"Ironically, the always market-oriented Ronald Reagan would probably have asked his wife, "Honey, if embryonic stem-cell therapy is such a treasure trove of medical advances, why isn't private research and development funding flocking to it?"


2 posted on 06/16/2004 3:36:38 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Goodbye, President Reagan. You will be missed.)
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To: alloysteel
As per regulations:


3 posted on 06/16/2004 3:44:31 PM PDT by JennysCool ("I'm not worried about the deficit. It's big enough to take care of itself." - RWR)
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To: alloysteel; Admin Moderator

I just realized this is an Ann Coulter article! So yes, pictures are required. :) However, I haven't been able to post one. I'm not very good at html. :)

Also, I think this thread will get more "hits" if people realize this is from Ann--perhaps the moderator could put her name in parentheses after the title?


4 posted on 06/16/2004 3:47:04 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Goodbye, President Reagan. You will be missed.)
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To: JennysCool

I've been trying for five minutes to get a picture on here. Thanks! :)

Not that I really mind if it doesn't have a picture. I am a woman, after all. :)


5 posted on 06/16/2004 3:47:51 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Goodbye, President Reagan. You will be missed.)
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To: alloysteel

You can always tell when elenore clift is lying, her voice gets shakey.


6 posted on 06/16/2004 3:57:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: alloysteel

Ann bump!


7 posted on 06/16/2004 3:59:02 PM PDT by cgk (Happy Anniversary to my Hubby! (6-14-04) - With love, xxx ooo)
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To: alloysteel
The world's living testament to the limits of genetics, Ron Jr. ...

Hehehehehehehe!

8 posted on 06/16/2004 4:00:38 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Mia T
Gotta love that Ann!

Now if some people would just relax. :^)

9 posted on 06/16/2004 4:09:36 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: alloysteel

AC knocks another one over the fence!
Thanks for posting steely...


10 posted on 06/16/2004 4:18:23 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: tet68
I am still trying to figure out how Clift continues to earn a paycheck.

Ideology aside, she is a terrible writer and so very DAFT!

11 posted on 06/16/2004 4:24:33 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: jla

I think Nancy Reagan is right about Stem Cells. If she brings this issue up heavily, this could be bad for Bush.
Kerry might even use this issue and say how he's for Stem Cell use. I think Nancy might wait to after the election to talk about Stem Cells.


12 posted on 06/16/2004 4:25:50 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: JennysCool

Nice pic, but she looks like a Mannequin. lol


13 posted on 06/16/2004 4:28:57 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: Adam36

A HOT LOVE mannequin!


14 posted on 06/16/2004 4:31:27 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: Adam36

Isn't it interesting how all the news last week was about Ronald Reagan. It was 24/7 Then last Saturday, the story just totally died. The media just stopped talking about Reagan. I guess thats how the newsmedia is. I guess its back to Scott Peterson. We all know Greta and Geraldo will be talking about him.


15 posted on 06/16/2004 4:33:25 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: Abcdefg

A skinny looking mannequin! Lmao


16 posted on 06/16/2004 4:35:22 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: alloysteel
liberals who once lambasted Nancy for having too much influence on Reagan's schedule now want to anoint her Seer of Technology

So true. So true.

17 posted on 06/16/2004 4:37:49 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: alloysteel

BTTT!


18 posted on 06/16/2004 4:38:46 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: alloysteel
Ann is being too critical. After all, RATS have decided that in hindsight, RR wasn't bad at all.

We know, don't we, that's how RATS decide things...(/sarc.)

19 posted on 06/16/2004 4:39:34 PM PDT by gogeo (Short and non offensive)
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To: GVgirl

Alot of Republicans want to use Stem Cell technology.
I dont think its only people on the left.
If I knew someone who was paralyzed, I certainly would want to use Stem Cells.


20 posted on 06/16/2004 4:43:13 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: alloysteel

There is no way that boy can be the fruit of Ron Reagans loins.


21 posted on 06/16/2004 4:43:47 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: alloysteel
. I think Reagan would have favored converting Third World people to Christianity. (Now why does that idea ring a bell?)

This woman needs to have my children.

22 posted on 06/16/2004 4:58:47 PM PDT by ICX (PANTIES ON HEADS!!! THE OUTRAGE!!!)
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To: Adam36
Since the first successful allogeneic stem cell transplant in 1968, transplantation has evolved from a treatment of last resort for patients with limited options to an accepted treatment used early in the disease course. Thousands of patients have received transplants to treat a variety of malignant and non-malignant diseases.

Under normal circumstances, stem cells are rarely seen in the blood stream. To recruit enough stem cells into the blood, stem cells are lured out of the bone marrow by a special regimen of drugs and coaxed into entering the peripheral blood (the blood stream).

The blood is filtered through a machine and the stem cells are skimmed off. The removal of the cells is termed pheresis or apheresis (from the Greek "aphairesis" for removal). The stem cells then may be used right away for bone marrow transplant or stored in liquid nitrogen until needed.

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The cells, neural stem cells, are primitive cells that generate the peripheral nervous system.

"We know that stem cells exist in the adult central nervous system. But this is the first indication that they also remain in the peripheral nervous system -- not only after birth, but into adult life," says study author Dr. Sean J. Morrison, U-M Medical School assistant professor of internal medicine and of cell and developmental biology.

In early embryos, the central and peripheral nervous systems develop in different locations, Morrison says. The central nervous system's brain and spinal cord develop in one area.

In another area called the neural crest, stem cells generate peripheral neurons and glial cells responsible for gut function, sense of touch, and the flight-or-fight response, Morrison says.

"We don't know what these neural crest stem cells are doing in the gut or whether they persist into adult life in humans, as they do in rats. The importance of the study is that it provides the first evidence that stem cells persist in the adult peripheral nervous system. Our results will lead to additional research, which could lead to new ways of using stem cells to promote peripheral nervous system repair after injury or disease," Morrison says.

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It's not like no one is studying stem cell research. It's just another cause celeb that liberals are trying to make an issue of for a campaign they are losing. It's just that President Bush is not going to allow the government to use TAXPAYER'S HARD EARNED MONEY to study something that over 60% of the people are against (using unborn children of abortions). The liberal partisan media is pushing it because they think it will win with voters because they have no clue what middle (flyover country) Americans think about anything per their ratings.

23 posted on 06/16/2004 4:59:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: sgtbono2002

I'll correct your typo for you:

There is no way that fruit can be the boy of Ron Reagans loins.


24 posted on 06/16/2004 5:00:39 PM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: randog
Well, they do live in modern ultra-liberal California. When do you think that they ever hear any good word about any Republican? Never. The newspapers and populous all laud the policies of the great recalled ex-governor.
25 posted on 06/16/2004 5:01:38 PM PDT by dufekin (John F. Kerry. Irrational, improvident, backward, seditious.)
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To: ICX

Ann's to hyper to be a mother.


26 posted on 06/16/2004 5:14:08 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: kpp_kpp

The sad part the child most like Reagan was Maureen. Unfortunately she died of Cancer 3 years ago.


27 posted on 06/16/2004 5:17:12 PM PDT by Adam36
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To: Adam36

The Alzheimer Assoc. issued a statement that they were not seeking expanded research in stem cell treatment.


28 posted on 06/16/2004 5:18:09 PM PDT by Eva
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To: alloysteel
In strict accordance with the FreeRepublic by laws,
paragraph 4, section 7, stating that, and I quote:
"any mention of our beloved Ann Coulter
must include her image", I offer the following
pictures for your exclusive viewing pleasure.






Carville really IS gollum.

29 posted on 06/16/2004 5:18:48 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: Adam36

Even better. We'd be like bunnies. 2 lanky, blond, ultraconservative sex bunnies.


30 posted on 06/16/2004 5:24:08 PM PDT by ICX (PANTIES ON HEADS!!! THE OUTRAGE!!!)
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To: alloysteel

later


31 posted on 06/16/2004 5:25:14 PM PDT by chiller (LIBERALISM WILL KILL US)
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To: alloysteel

Thanks for posting


32 posted on 06/16/2004 5:27:57 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Adam36

That's true. The arguments go both ways. If the village is starving should you kill the young to save foodstores?


33 posted on 06/16/2004 5:38:00 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: alloysteel
...and whose publisher is a little weenie...

I don't understand how the greatness of Ronaldus Maximus is at all dependent on our knowing that Ann thinks the NYT publisher is a little weenie.

34 posted on 06/16/2004 5:39:20 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Adam36

Like Ann, I wonder - why you and other pubbies don't start a non profit foundation and PRIVATELY DONATE YOUR OWN MONEY!!!!!
This is the ultimate putting of thy own monies where thine mouth lies.
If there were such promise in the harvesting of fetal stem cells you could bet there would be an avalanche of funds. All the libs could have a great big concert. Michael Jackson could sing 'we are the world.....we harvest the children'. If that's not disgusting enough, they could all contribute their own fertilized embryos and throw another party as each one is loaded onto a petri dish for further experimentation.... They'll probably come up with all kinds of marketing gimmicks to attract donors of all stripes. Come on don't tell me they aren't able to do this without my tax dollars!!!!


35 posted on 06/16/2004 5:39:26 PM PDT by antceecee (God bless and shield our troops from harm.)
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To: alloysteel
As usual Ann hits another home run.

The democrats and the media opposed Reagan identically to the way they are opposing Bush today. And with the same vehemence. I remember it well.

They will of course NEVER admit they were wrong and he was right, particularly about the Soviet thing. Just like 20 years from now they will never admit they were wrong and Bush was right about the Iraq war and the terrorist thing.

Reagan sparked and inspired a revolution which continues today and will continue for years to come.

36 posted on 06/16/2004 5:42:17 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH ( A vote for George Bush is a principled vote!)
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To: Adam36
I think Nancy Reagan is right about Stem Cells. If she brings this issue up heavily, this could be bad for Bush.

Every "expert" that I've heard lately says that it is extremely unlikely that embroynic stem cells will ever "cure" Alzheimers.

37 posted on 06/16/2004 5:58:00 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: alloysteel

"Someone persuaded poor, dear Nancy Reagan that research on human embryos might have saved her Ronnie from Alzheimer's. Now the rest of us are supposed to shut up because the wife of America's greatest president (oh, save your breath, girls!) supports stem-cell research.

Ironically, the always market-oriented Ronald Reagan would probably have asked his wife, "Honey, if embryonic stem-cell therapy is such a treasure trove of medical advances, why isn't private research and development funding flocking to it?"

My father had parkensons. He died in 1992. I know without a doubt that had someone said, hey, we can inject fetal tissue into your spinal column and cure you, he would have told them to shove off.


38 posted on 06/16/2004 6:06:09 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Adam36
Nice pic, but she looks like a Mannequin.


39 posted on 06/16/2004 6:20:55 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: tet68
You can always tell when elenore clift is lying, her voice gets shakey.

Or to dredge up a very old joke, you can tell because her lips are moving.
40 posted on 06/16/2004 6:21:41 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: jackbill

EMBRYONIC stem stells are not a panacia. There is that parkenson's study which was cut short because the stem cells made the condition WORSE. You don't hear much about that one.

I think it matters to say only EMBRYONIC stem cells. This does not adress stem cells from umbilical cords or bone marrow or stomachs. THAT research is continuing. We should give MORE PR to those federally funded stem cell research which has been UNINTERUPTED.


41 posted on 06/16/2004 6:24:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Mercat
My father had parkensons. He died in 1992. I know without a doubt that had someone said, hey, we can inject fetal tissue into your spinal column and cure you, he would have told them to shove off.

It sounds like he was quite a man. Hopefully adult stem cells will help find a cure for that and other fatal or debilitating ailments.
42 posted on 06/16/2004 6:25:40 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: jackbill
How well informed you are fellow Freeper.

The scientific community knows this is not true, yet it participates in the sham. "The Weekly Standard" called this deliberate distortion "a scandal," and Dr. D.G. McKay, stem-cell researcher at the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, termed it a "fairy tale."

43 posted on 06/16/2004 6:43:14 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (A Fireman in the NAVY was promoted more times than Lieutenant junior grade John F'n Kerry.)
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To: alloysteel


Bump for Ann Coulter!
44 posted on 06/16/2004 6:45:58 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: alloysteel
Most confusing to Democrats, at the time Reagan was doing all of this Bible-reading and consorting with preachers, he hadn't even been accused of cheating on his wife. What kind of angle was he playing? liberals asked themselves.

NO ONE skewers the left like Ann........priceless.:)

45 posted on 06/16/2004 6:46:28 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Adam36

You REALLY need to read the link on post #43.


46 posted on 06/16/2004 6:50:53 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Adam36
I think Nancy Reagan is right about Stem Cells. If she brings this issue up heavily, this could be bad for Bush. Kerry might even use this issue and say how he's for Stem Cell use. I think Nancy might wait to after the election to talk about Stem Cells

Nancy, God bless her, is not right on this issue.
She won't bring this up before Nov 2.
Let Kerry bring it up, and let him also bring up his pro-infanticide views. I would very much welcome that.

47 posted on 06/16/2004 7:02:08 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: kcvl

So why not clone the persons OWN stem cells? It seems the need for stem cells is not an emergency room factor.


48 posted on 06/16/2004 7:03:20 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: proud American in Canada

Thank you for your suggestion. I would not have seen this article without the title change.


49 posted on 06/16/2004 7:07:21 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (Life is a quagmire. Get used to it.)
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To: alloysteel
Most confusing to Democrats, at the time Reagan was doing all of this Bible-reading and consorting with preachers, he hadn't even been accused of cheating on his wife. What kind of angle was he playing? liberals asked themselves.

I am thinking of a certain someone with an ovresized Bible, and a pious look upon thier face...

50 posted on 06/16/2004 7:15:26 PM PDT by Living Stone (The following statement is true: The preceeding statement is false.)
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