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Ronald Reagan statue unveiled in Hungary
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Posted on 06/29/2011 4:01:56 PM PDT by nuconvert

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was unveiled Wednesday in Hungary's capital, where he was honored for his leadership in helping to end communism.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hungary; ronaldreagan

1 posted on 06/29/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Very cool.


2 posted on 06/29/2011 4:05:32 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nuconvert

Too bad communism is alive and well here in the United States.


3 posted on 06/29/2011 4:08:13 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: nuconvert

Too bad communism is alive and well here in the United States.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 4:08:26 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: nuconvert

Mobile posting has a high chance of a double post.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 4:09:49 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: nuconvert

It seems like only yesterday that Hungary was, by force, an enemy. It’s great to see this kind of freedom in action.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: nuconvert

From the article: “It’s better to have two Ronald Reagan statues than none at all,” said Marton Baranyi, co-creator of a Hungarian website dedicated to Reagan. “Reagan is a role model for Hungarians.” - ‘Nuff said.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Say No to Slick Willard)
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To: Codeflier

?


8 posted on 06/29/2011 4:11:41 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped unveil the statue Wednesday.
9 posted on 06/29/2011 4:12:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: Codeflier

Oh, I see. lol.
Been a lot of that lately.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 4:13:09 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Niiice! Thanks. Makes me proud. I miss him.

From the site:
“We Hungarians have nothing to do with Reagan,” the Hungarian Communist Workers Party said in a statement. “During his life, he served not our interests but those of ‘American Big Capital’ bent on ruling the world.”

Even though they think you gotta quote a toad, at least they identified the croaker as communist filth. Somewhat more transparent than our useless msm.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 4:14:43 PM PDT by spankalib
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To: nuconvert

Some do get it. What a terrific gesture to a man who did so much to bring down crushing oppression to Eastern Europe. I see Condi was there at the dedication.

I have said...on more than one occasion...that if this country is stupid enough to re-elect this madman or another one like him, I’m going to head to Hungary, the Czech Republic or Poland. They know and understand what it is like..and I doubt it will ever haopen there again. At least in my lifetime.


12 posted on 06/29/2011 4:15:21 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: nuconvert
just like Dutch, bigger than life...
13 posted on 06/29/2011 4:16:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nuconvert
Reagan "changed the world and created a new world for Central Europe," Orban said at the unveiling ceremony. "He tore down the walls which were erected in the path of freedom in the name of distorted and sick ideologies."

I'm sure many people have noticed the trend where former Soviet satellite states take freedom more seriously that most people in the United States. They know the tyranny of communism.

The really sad thing is that people here are not grateful to have a leader like Ronald Maximus. He was a true visionary.

14 posted on 06/29/2011 4:16:47 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: nuconvert

The Hungarians have been there and do get it. We’re going there voluntarily and obliviously.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Valin; Army Air Corps

pong


16 posted on 06/29/2011 4:19:59 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Codeflier
Mobile posting has a high chance of a double post.

Some things warrant a double post. Even through accident. Don't feel too bad.

17 posted on 06/29/2011 4:20:08 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: nuconvert

Within 5 years’ time Obama’s statue will be unveiled in Nairobi.


18 posted on 06/29/2011 4:29:34 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
Within 5 years’ time Obama’s statue will be unveiled in Nairobi and Mecca.
19 posted on 06/29/2011 4:41:03 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: nuconvert
One for the Gipper.
20 posted on 06/29/2011 4:45:35 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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>>Within 5 years’ time Obama’s statue will be unveiled in Nairobi and Mecca.<<

And the inside center base of my toilet (requires some Mythbusters’ engineering but I’ll figure it out).


21 posted on 06/29/2011 4:55:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: pgyanke

And our politicians will still have their Muslim kneepads strapped on. I really don’t see any sense of urgency among today’s politician in halting the Muslim menace in our country.

Balancing budgets, setting a debt limit and getting the economy off the ground are all well and fine, but if we have to live under sharia law, all these praiseworthy efforts will be in vain and for nought.


22 posted on 06/29/2011 4:55:57 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nuconvert

Much more detailed and high quality pic.

http://www.vosizneias.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/reg2.jpg


23 posted on 06/29/2011 5:59:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, center, greet each other after unveiling the new statue of late US President Ronald Reagan, during a centennial commemoration in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. The 180 kilograms (400 pounds) and 2.18 meter (7 feet, 2 inches) tall bronze statue honors Reagan at the Freedom Square in central Budapest to mark his efforts to free the people of Hungary from the yoke of communism.

24 posted on 06/29/2011 6:03:05 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Also this year in Budapest...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (KABC) — Elvis Presley has been named an honorary citizen of Budapest for his support of Hungary’s anti-Soviet revolution of 1996.

Budapet’s city council made the announcement Wednesday, nearly a month after municipal authorities named a small park after The King. The park name was chosen by voting on the city website.

During his last appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on Jan. 6, 1957, Elvis sang a gospel standard, “Peace in the Valley,” which Sullivan said reflected the singer’s concern for Hungarians’ plight after the short-lived uprising. Sullivan said Elvis wanted people to make donations to be sent to Hungary.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 6:40:29 PM PDT by xp38
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