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VIPs toast Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday
Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2011 | Andrea Magrath

Posted on 03/30/2011 9:52:38 PM PDT by FredDardick

When the birthday boy is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and widely acknowledged as 'The man who changed the world', you can expect some big names to turn up to raise a toast and help blow out the candles.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday with a glitzy charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall tonight, attended by a host of VIPs, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Hollywood ladies Sharon Stone and Goldie Hawn.

Stone acted as host for the evening, alongside Kevin Spacey, at a fund-raising concert featuring Katherine Jenkins, Shirley Bassey, Bryan Ferry, Mel C and the London Symphony Orchestra.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gorbachev; hollywood; schwarzenegger
I'm surprised Hugo Chavez didn't make it to the party. Oh well, maybe next year.
1 posted on 03/30/2011 9:52:44 PM PDT by FredDardick
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To: FredDardick

And someplace in Heaven Reagan is toasting too...and throwing back his head and laughing at the fact that Gorby got the Nobel and he didn’t....


2 posted on 03/30/2011 9:54:06 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: FredDardick

“The man who changed the world” because it was the only option President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave him.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 9:56:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: FredDardick

“I smell a big, fat Commie rat.”
(thanx to general Buck Turgidson)


4 posted on 03/30/2011 10:01:07 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The man who changed the world” because it was the only option President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave him.


You beat me to it....almost word per word. Thanks.

Revisionist history bastards. Ronnie Reagan is smiling and comfortable.


5 posted on 03/30/2011 10:09:37 PM PDT by unkus
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To: FredDardick

PHOOEY!

6 posted on 03/30/2011 10:11:20 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man

That’s perfect! Ronnie Reagan gets the last laugh at these bastards.


7 posted on 03/30/2011 10:14:44 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus
GMTA!!!

God Bless President Reagan. I wish he were here for us now.

8 posted on 03/30/2011 10:16:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

GMTA?


9 posted on 03/30/2011 10:18:59 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Great Minds Think Alike. That happens a lot here.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 10:20:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Great Minds Think Alike.


I thought of what it means about 3 seconds after I hit “Post”.

You’re right, FRiend.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 10:22:44 PM PDT by unkus
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To: FredDardick

Gorbachev is part of the GREEN party....which is the COMMIE party.....so....I see he had his commie friends celebrating with him...


12 posted on 03/30/2011 10:29:51 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A little information that I’m proud of. My Dad and RR were friends before World War II, lost contact during the war, and after the war they contacted one another again. They stayed in touch and we visited Sacramento when he RR was governor and had a nice weekend with the Reagans. My Dad died in 1974 and we received a very nice card from RR and Nancy. My oldest brother received a phone call from RR on the occasion. He and Mike Reagan were little buddies as children.


13 posted on 03/30/2011 10:30:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: FredDardick

I heard him give a speech a few years ago, and he’s still bitter about Reagan getting any credit for ending the Cold War, or the fall of the Berlin Wall.

He’s continues to tell the world he was the one who brought about change in the Soviet Union.


14 posted on 03/30/2011 10:35:08 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Winstons Julia

I wonder if President Reagan would be attending this event if he were still alive.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 10:37:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: unkus
Wow! What a great thing to have had personal contact with President/Governor Reagan and the family like that. I wish I could have had the opportunity to meet him. That is a great story. Thanks.

FWF

16 posted on 03/30/2011 10:37:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I didn’t appreciate it all at the time as I should have. I do now. I do remember that the Reagans were normal people and he and Dad laughed a lot.
Thanks for listening, FWF.


17 posted on 03/30/2011 10:43:38 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Thanks for the story. I think it’s great anytime someone can come that close to American history.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 10:48:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: FredDardick

Oh please just a bunch of low life celebrities.


19 posted on 03/30/2011 10:58:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FredDardick

Damn shame Patton couldn’t make it. As I recall he was very tactful about toasting Russians.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 10:58:35 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: FredDardick

Many of the same “VIPs” recently gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation, too. Hollywood is full of disgusting people.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 10:58:42 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: FredDardick

The usual Hollywood commies guest list...
Nice!


22 posted on 03/30/2011 11:35:19 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: FredDardick
...a glitzy charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall

Celebrating in London, but not Moscow? Why? Because the Russians despise this man. He's the "Russian Jimmy Carter."

23 posted on 03/30/2011 11:40:56 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: FredDardick

At least he gets to die in bed, unlike some other fallen dictators.


24 posted on 03/31/2011 2:28:03 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Mikhail Gorbachev is not popular in Russia. He is seen as a failed leader.

He is more popular in the West than among his own people.


25 posted on 03/31/2011 3:27:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Winstons Julia
Interesting (and funny) story.....

I got a chance to hear Lech Walesa speak at my University. Walesa did a question and answer session in which one of the people in attendance asked him about his opinion of Gorbachev. I will never forget Walesa's reply:

"Gorbachev never renounced communism. He wanted to make it more effective and the world was so impressed by his complete failure that they awarded him the Nobel Prize."

There was another moment after the speech when an elderly Polish man who had been in the Polish resistance to Communism and Nazism in WW2 and after before fleeing to the US called Walesa his idol. Both men hugged each other on stage.

26 posted on 03/31/2011 4:33:18 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: FredDardick

Great pics at the link, but they are Getty and can’t be posted.


27 posted on 03/31/2011 6:17:42 AM PDT by iowamark
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