On March 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan, in a speech before the United States Olympic Committee, paid tribute to the nation's can-do spirit, specifically citing the volunteers and donors of Temecula, among others. He said:
"The folks in a rather small town, Temecula...got together and built themselves a sports park, held fund-raising barbecues and dinners. And those that didn't have money, volunteered the time and energy. And now the young people of that community have baseball diamonds for Little League and other sports events, just due to what's traditional Americanism."
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Communists / Socialists don’t like Reagan too much...
Whoever did this should be shot off one of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan’s catapults in the middle of the ocean.
“Standing Tall. Despite this outrageous act by neo-fascist hooligan punks, “
Great work, thank you.
Will vandalizing REAGAN’S statue be a “hate crime”,liberals.......?
MSNBC host: “White boy beaten by blacks on bus isn’t hate crime,but vandalizing a STATUE of Jackie Robinson IS”........
makes me want to make a very unchristian comment
Looks like his statue weathered just fine.
Libtards lose again.
They can’t touch his legacy.
Speaking of RR, Nancy Reagan’s been on my mind today, anyone know how she’s doing?
The “Legislative arsonists” Nancy Pelousy talked about? City staff we be sure to destroy all evidence as they probably hate Reagan now too. Just another sign there’s a war going on.
I doubt there was a political motivation.
It is like vandalizing,a statue of Walt Disney. Impossible, although entirely probable.
I can’t wait for the obama memorial to go up.
If it’s any consolation, the “after” pic just looks like Ronnie put in a hard day’s work, no worse for the wear. Eh what’s a little soot. The man known as the “man in black” - Johnny Cash - is an American icon, so the vandals inadvertantly reinforced the concept.
More liberal love and tolerance.
Grandpappy told my pappy
Back in my day, son
A man had to answer
For the wicked that he'd done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree
Round up all of them bad boys
And hang 'em high in the street
For all the people to see
And justice is the one thing
You should always find
You gotta saddle up your boys
You gotta draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles
We'll sing a victory tune
Looks like a Hate Crime to me.
This is so sad. To hell with the Marxist punks who did this.
Regardless of how they felt about Reagan, that was a very nice message about the sports park that they took down.
Liberals are the most petty, mean-spirited people on the planet.