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RON REAGAN TO ADDRESS DNC
Neal Nuze ^ | 7/10/04 | Neal Boortz

Posted on 07/12/2004 8:42:50 AM PDT by NotchJohnson

RON REAGAN TO ADDRESS DNC

Making the rounds today is a story hot off the presses that Ron Reagan, Jr. is going to address the Democratic National Convention this month. You see, Ron is a big-time leftist, and a liberal Democrat. This should come as no surprise to anyone, except of course, the media.

Apparently Ron is going to speak about stem cell research. You see, the Bush administration is opposed to federal funding of stem cell research, which some say could one day help Alzheimer's patients like Ron Reagan's father. But the left and the media have done a good job making it sound like George Bush is banning the research outright; he's not. He's banning federal funding of it. If there really was so much hope in stem cell research, wouldn't pharmaceutical companies be funding it themselves? Can you imagine how much a cure for Alzheimer's would be worth? And besides, can someone show me where in the Constitution it mentions funding stem cell research? You can't, because it doesn't.

Nobody ever said common sense was genetic.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: absalom; ballerina; beardwife; dancingqueen; dncconvention; fairy; prescottisnotajunior; ronreagan
Ron was even smarter than his old man. Smart enough to evn know there was no God.
1 posted on 07/12/2004 8:42:50 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
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To: NotchJohnson
"Smart enough to evn know there was no God."

Yeah, Ronnie Jr. will feel real smart when he looks across the abyss and sees his dad experiencing joy and peace in the presence of his Savior while Jr. is panting for just a drop of water on his tongue.

2 posted on 07/12/2004 8:44:59 AM PDT by MEGoody (Kerry - isn't that a girl's name? (Conan O'Brian))
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To: NotchJohnson

This isn't going to be the coup the DNC might think it will be. Its only going to be an embarrassment, and just a little creepy at that.


3 posted on 07/12/2004 8:48:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: NotchJohnson

=== You see, the Bush administration is opposed to federal funding of stem cell research


BS.

It was the Bush Administration who first BEGAN the federal funding of stem cell research.

That some believe their "do as I say, not as I do" moralizing to be legitimate speaks volumes.


4 posted on 07/12/2004 8:48:49 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: NotchJohnson

Ronald Prescott Reagan is NOT Ronald Reagan Jr. His father's name was Ronald WILSON Reagan. His son has a different middle name and thus is not a Junior. He properly should be referred to as President Reagan's son Ronald Prescott.


5 posted on 07/12/2004 8:50:19 AM PDT by mc5cents ("We will have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton)
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To: NotchJohnson

Ron Reagan the former ballerina is a disgrace. His father would be ashamed that he is helping the liberals who are committed to destroying everything President Reagan believed in and held dear.


6 posted on 07/12/2004 8:52:46 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: mc5cents
not only is he not Jr. I believe he now prefers to be respected as Dr. Reagan ROFLMAO
7 posted on 07/12/2004 8:58:24 AM PDT by Steven W.
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To: MEGoody
What a poor excuse for a man little Ron is! The political potshots in his eulogy to his father were the act of a small man-- definitely not in the best tradition of his father.
8 posted on 07/12/2004 9:04:27 AM PDT by dukeman
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To: NotchJohnson

Nutmeg may hold the key to an Alzheimer's cure. It has as good a chance as stem cells. Just another liberal red herring, like global warming and second-hand smoke.

Ronnie is just getting in touch with his feminine side, which seems to want to dominate.


9 posted on 07/12/2004 9:09:30 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: NotchJohnson

Seeing President Reagan son's betrayal to everything he stood for (in exchange for 15 minutes of fame) made me rethink my pro-life position on abortion. Well, at least a second.


10 posted on 07/12/2004 9:11:30 AM PDT by kimoajax
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To: Askel5
=== You see, the Bush administration is opposed to federal funding of stem cell research

BS.

It was the Bush Administration who first BEGAN the federal funding of stem cell research.

That some believe their "do as I say, not as I do" moralizing to be legitimate speaks volumes.

I don't believe that EITHER of these comments is correct

The Bush administration IS NOT opposed to funding stem cell research. It is opposed to funding stem cell research based on embryonic stem cells

It is IN FAVOR of funding research that is based on ADULT stem cells, around which there are no moral issues.

The Bush admin did not BEGIN the funding of either type of stem cell research - federal funding of a wide variety of stem cell programs (adult and embryonic) has been going on for almost two decades.

Interestingly, in almost 20 years of research that has been done with stem cells, it is work that involves ADULT stem cells, rather than embryonic, that has shown success and promise.

As already noted, the Bush administration favors adult stem cell research

With respect to embtyonic stem cells, what the Bush administration did do was allow continued funding for a small number of already existing research programs involving a number of already existing lines of embyonic stem cell lines that had already been active for years, while denying funding for any additional new research projects involving ebryonic stem cells or funding for the establishment of any additional lines of stem cells that were embryonic in origin.

11 posted on 07/12/2004 9:12:27 AM PDT by jscd3
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To: NotchJohnson
Separated at birth?


12 posted on 07/12/2004 9:19:21 AM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: jscd3
You are sadly ill-informed.

First, the "Killed By" date in President Bush's groundbreaking decision to "compromise" by copping Clinton's EXACT pitch on federal embryonic stem cell research is not quite the 60-line limit so many assumed would hold.

78 Lives, er, Lines and Counting ... Latest Additions to the NIH's Stem Cell Registry ^

Second, if you read through that last link, you will notice that Bush also DOUBLED the budget of the NIH whose primary purpose is to funnel that budget right out the door and into the pockets of exactly the "private concerns" who supplied the President with his already-been-killed, excess manufacture human lives. Before you pontificate on what the Bush Administration does and does not support in the way of ESCR, I suggest you follow the money trail they've laid.

Third, in the wake of the Bush "compromise" on ESCR, two interesting things happened. A new definition of Non-Personhood (inimitably suitable for the manufacturing of human life as a cash crop) was entered into the Congressional Record and the NIH withdrew all of its contested guidelines for "human research" because -- thanks to the newly minted definition of Non-Personhood effected by Bush -- the embryos on which they were experimenting and which they were sacrificing no longer fell under the definition "human" experimentation.

And Fourth ... how anyone can speak of Bush's "limited" ESCR program (to which he intends to bribe the Best and the Brightest of the stem cell researchers in order to make the horror show ESCR every bit as productive as adult stem cell research has been) and maintain that his federal project in no way legitimizes or (if successful) will promote the manufacture and utilitarian destruction of human embryos is beyond me.

Seriously ... if you would be so kind, I'd love for you to explain to me how it is a President who's taken the incredible step of funding an ESCR project, appointing as Director of the NIH a man who made his bones at Johns-Hopkins in profit-oriented biotech and doubling the budget of the NIH who funds the academics and "private" concerns who supplied him with embryos in the first place can somehow pretend he's against the utilitarian manufacture and destruction of human lives.

Is he banking on his Hopeful Humanitarian project's being a total failure? Or -- as he promised -- is he going to see it through, attract the Best and the Brightest and support it until it hits Paydirt?

15 posted on 07/12/2004 9:37:42 AM PDT by Askel5
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To: NotchJohnson
Saw Ron on NBC this morning. The caption under his talking head said " Ron Reagan, NBC Political Analyst". I guess he's looking for more gravitas. Better than being a pet show analyst, I guess.

For what it's worth, he said that he didn't lobby to address the convention, he was asked and it seemed like a good opportunity to reach a large audience.

OK Ron. Whatever.

16 posted on 07/12/2004 9:43:43 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: MEGoody

FROM THE CELEB ATHEIST LIST


Ron Reagan Jr., Talk Host ent Internet
Movie
Database


Ron had a short lived talk show a few years ago. On one show, he interviewed Charles Manson at Manson's current cell of residence. Manson began "preaching" his "message". During it, he turned to Reagan and asked, "Do you believe in god?" "No, I do not," Ron responded.

--CDA


17 posted on 07/12/2004 9:46:14 AM PDT by mandingo republican (Baal worshipers I tell ya! They are all Baal worshipers! - FREE HONG KONG, CUBA, IRAN!!!!)
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To: marron

"Its only going to be an embarrassment, and just a little creepy at that."

Why Ron Jr feels the need to continually highlight he can't escape the huge shadow his father has cast on history is beyond understanding.

The fact he is in effect disrespecting his father once more isn't surprising, its just sad.


18 posted on 07/12/2004 9:50:37 AM PDT by Badeye ("The day you stop learning, is the day you begin dying")
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To: Astronaut; kimoajax; marron; Askel5; MEGoody; mc5cents; dukeman; bikepacker67; ...
Ron Reagan the former ballerina is a disgrace. His father would be ashamed that he is helping the liberals who are committed to destroying everything President Reagan believed in and held dear.

IMHO Ronald Maximus would not have recognized the current Oval Office nincompoop. Rondald Maximus was about all winning wars and conquering enemies... (i.e. the Napoleanic axiom "when you set out to take Vienna, TAKE VIENNA vice what is happening in Falluja). If truth be known, Ronald Maximus and his wife were probably pulling for John McCain to be in the WH and hoping that the clown in the cowboy hat would have remained in Texas!
And, another thing, ballet is one of the best forms of strength and conditioning exercises known...

19 posted on 07/12/2004 9:54:20 AM PDT by meandog ("Do unto others before they do unto you!")
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To: meandog
"Ronald Maximus and his wife were probably pulling for John McCain"

If that's true, then my estimation of "Ronald Maximus" would be lowered.

20 posted on 07/12/2004 9:56:13 AM PDT by MEGoody (Kerry - isn't that a girl's name? (Conan O'Brian))
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To: NotchJohnson
more & more
21 posted on 07/12/2004 9:59:19 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Askel5; marshmallow

This is the same line of reasoning that the left uses to blame POTUS Reagan for the Aids epidemic, that is to say no logical reasoning at all.

And will someone tell me how an MSNBC convention analyst can be asked to address the convention? doesn't that smack of built in bias? Doesn't he have to choose his role: commentator or part of the program?


22 posted on 07/12/2004 10:00:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Re-elect Dubya)
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To: meandog
Rondald [sic] Maximus was about all winning wars and conquering enemies...

No offense, but Ronald Maximus had his opportunity to confront terrorism in Beirut, and instead turned tail and ran.

23 posted on 07/12/2004 10:01:27 AM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: NotchJohnson

Great, an appearance by Peter Pan!! Whats next, the Maytag Man??


24 posted on 07/12/2004 10:11:23 AM PDT by Iberian
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To: marron

Is Ron, Jr., that little fruit, going to wear his tutu?


25 posted on 07/12/2004 10:45:56 AM PDT by Sangria
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To: NotchJohnson

On June 27th I Prediced that Ron Reagan Jr. Would Address the Democratice Convention!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1160987/posts



While watching I got a sick feeling that Ron may speak at the Democratic Convention.

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26 posted on 07/12/2004 10:52:55 AM PDT by pete anderson
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To: NotchJohnson

No God, eh? God's gonna get a big kick out of that when you get to tell Him that to his face.


27 posted on 07/12/2004 11:54:42 AM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: bikepacker67
No offense, but Ronald Maximus had his opportunity to confront terrorism in Beirut, and instead turned tail and ran.

If you will recall, the mission had all but ended when the Marines were hit by the suicide truck. President Reagan was the first president since WWII to effectively use a battleship, USS New Jersey, to enforce American firepower against a country (Lebanon) with which we were not engaged in war (battleships were used in Korea and Vietnam). (BTW, in WWII, the country was (Algiers) France)...
I use this illustration to point out his courage and determination in spite of a negative media. Your "boy" Bush isn't worthy enough to carry President's Reagan's bedpan when he was in the last stages of life.

28 posted on 07/12/2004 11:55:02 AM PDT by meandog ("Do unto others before they do unto you!")
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To: Steven W.

Isn't that the truth! It makes me sick to see the Democrats, who had nothing but contempt for President Reagan, now parroting Ron P. and Nancy on stem cell research. Of couse, that's only b/c they agree with them. If Ron P. and/or Nancy were opposed to it, the liberals would be snidely saying "I guess Ronnie learned about this in ballet, or while commenting at the Westminster Dog Show," and "Nancy must have heard from her astrologer that stem cell research will work".... When I heard this, I thought that I hope the Republicans ask Laci Peterson's mother to speak. Perhaps she could lend her "personal experience" to Kerry's vote against the unborn victims of violence legislation....


29 posted on 07/12/2004 11:59:28 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: meandog
If you will recall, the mission had all but ended when the Marines were hit by the suicide truck.

Umm... call me crazy, but the cold blooded murder of 240 US military personnel, should have made for a "change of plan".

30 posted on 07/12/2004 12:06:53 PM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: Sangria
Is Ron, Jr., that little fruit, going to wear his tutu?

Maybe.

31 posted on 07/12/2004 12:31:00 PM PDT by tapatio ( Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.)
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To: meandog
Your "boy" Bush isn't worthy enough to carry President's Reagan's bedpan when he was in the last stages of life.

You obviously don't understand Reagan's 11th Commandment.

32 posted on 07/12/2004 12:47:22 PM PDT by AmusedBystander
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To: tapatio

Tapatio, that is the funniest little ballet dancer I ever saw. Looks just like Ron, Jr.


33 posted on 07/12/2004 12:51:43 PM PDT by Sangria
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To: NotchJohnson

Gee, can we get Amy Carter for the RNC?


34 posted on 07/12/2004 1:09:33 PM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: NotchJohnson

I would gladly trade Ron Reagan to the Democrats for Zell Miller. Seems like we got the better of that deal.


36 posted on 07/12/2004 7:08:17 PM PDT by stevem
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To: NotchJohnson

RON REAGAN TO DRESS DNC



What, in pink ballet tights? Rolls eyes


37 posted on 07/12/2004 7:09:56 PM PDT by SunnySide
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To: NotchJohnson

Umm, Excuse me. But Embryonic stem cells come from aborted fetuses. I thought those weren't human. How can something that isn't vaguely human help an Altzheimers researcher? And I agree, if this stuff had such high hopes, wouldn't the evil capitalists be funding it themselves?


38 posted on 07/16/2004 4:52:32 AM PDT by captain_zammo (to the breakfast bar, and beyond)
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