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Happy 92nd Birthday to President Reagan
6 February 2003

Posted on 02/06/2003 12:51:36 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER



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Happy Birthday to my Commander in Chief.

Dominus vobiscum.

1 posted on 02/06/2003 12:51:36 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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2 posted on 02/06/2003 1:02:01 AM PST by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

Happy Birthday Ronaldo Magnus.

3 posted on 02/06/2003 2:06:47 AM PST by paul544
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Sorry I missed your birthday. My 2 year old son's middle name is Reagan, named for the greatest president this country ever had.

http://www.6913th.org/Bhaven/gifs4/BGateRon.jpg

I'm a newbie here. How do you post an image?

4 posted on 02/06/2003 2:44:02 AM PST by bullreagan
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To: bullreagan
"I'm a newbie here. How do you post an image?"


Welcome to FR.

First type this: <img src="">

Then copy and paste the URL for the image between the quotation marks.

It should look like this:

<img src="http://www.6913th.org/Bhaven/gifs4/BGateRon.jpg">

And when you post it, this is the result:


5 posted on 02/06/2003 3:11:04 AM PST by KS Flyover
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To: KS Flyover
Happy Birthday Mr. President
6 posted on 02/06/2003 3:23:02 AM PST by Ragirl
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7 posted on 02/06/2003 3:25:07 AM PST by Ragirl
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
God Bless Ronald Reagan! †
8 posted on 02/06/2003 3:29:28 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay
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The obverse of the medal features a portrait of Ronald Reagan with the inscription "RONALD REAGAN" centered along the top of the medal and the inscription "PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" centered along the lower border of the medal. The reverse of the medal features Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. The quotation from the President's Inaugural Address on January 20, 1981, in the upper field "LET US RENEW OUR FAITH AND OUR HOPE. WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DREAM HEROIC DREAMS." The inscription "INAUGURATED JANUARY 20, 1981" follows the quotation. The inscription "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK" is centered along the left lower border.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Medal available from the US Mint. Three inch medal is $38+S/H. The 1-5/16 inch medal is $2.75+S/H.

9 posted on 02/06/2003 6:43:11 AM PST by RayBob (Put your ad here!)
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10 posted on 02/06/2003 6:45:14 AM PST by RayBob (Put your ad here!)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
11 posted on 02/06/2003 6:45:42 AM PST by PetroniDE (WAR ON !!!)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
A Happy Birthday BUMP to the greatest of American presidents!
12 posted on 02/06/2003 6:54:28 AM PST by A2J (What in the hell is Rice-A-Roni?)
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13 posted on 02/06/2003 6:56:53 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

14 posted on 02/06/2003 7:00:09 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
This was one of the Gipper's favorite photos.


15 posted on 02/06/2003 7:09:00 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox
That is my favorite picture of Reagan.

Somehow, it reminds me that our great Presidents-Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush were men of the West.

There is something to the West. Spacious skies and open plains must do something.
16 posted on 02/06/2003 7:14:36 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: Slyfox
I'd wait around 10 years. Then we can put two images up.
17 posted on 02/06/2003 7:15:11 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

My visit with The President - 1981

My Ronald Reagan Page

18 posted on 02/06/2003 7:40:22 AM PST by Devereaux
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Thanks for this thread, SB!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful man, husband, father and President!

19 posted on 02/06/2003 7:41:52 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Hobbit lass says "Happy 92nd Birthday Ronald Reagan!")
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My favorite quote of President Reagan:

"The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has alredy been determined by a thousand other choices made earlier in seemingly unimportant moments. It has been determined by all the 'little' choices of years past - by all those times when the voice of conscience was at war with the voice of temptation...whispering the lie that 'it really doesn't matter.' It has been determined by all the day-to-day decisions made when life seemed easy and crises seemed far away - the decisions that, piece by piece, bit by bit developed habits of discipline or of laziness; habits of self-sacrifice or self-indulgence; habits of duty and honor and integrity - or dishonor and shame"

Thank you, President Reagan sir, Happy Birthday.
20 posted on 02/06/2003 7:42:14 AM PST by mamalujo (turn off the television and read......)
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To: Slyfox
COOL Photo

Happy Birthday Mr President

Slyfox I don't think Ronnie had bad side to camera AT ALL OH NOOOO I seen photos every angle was good

WAR THE GIPPER
21 posted on 02/06/2003 8:31:48 AM PST by SevenofNine (Get ready for SMACKDOWN Saddam)
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To: KS Flyover
Thanks much! I've hung around the boards before but never posted any comments. It's a great place to get the poop on everything.
22 posted on 02/06/2003 9:46:40 AM PST by bullreagan
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To: mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; TruthNtegrity; TXBubba; ...
Ping to the Daily Dosers.....



Happy Birthday Mr. President

23 posted on 02/06/2003 10:46:45 AM PST by admiralsn (You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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That is an all time favorite. Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
24 posted on 02/06/2003 11:00:49 AM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: admiralsn
Happy birthday and God bless you, Mr. President.
25 posted on 02/06/2003 11:20:54 AM PST by happymom
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"There is still a lot of brush to clear out at the Ranch, fences that need repair, and horses to ride. But I want you to know that if the fires ever dim, I'll leave my phone number and address behind just in case you need a foot soldier. Just let me know, and I'll be there, as long as words don't leave me and as long as this sweet country strives to be special during its shining moment on earth".

President Reagan, Remarks to the Republican National Convention, Aug 15, 1988.

26 posted on 02/06/2003 11:24:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (Will Code COBOL For Food)
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To: mamalujo
Reagan was a great president for his policies, to be certain, but I think the thing that makes him so outstanding - the thing that will carry him into the history books long after all those of us who remember him are gone - was his belief in America. His belief in the American people. I still get chills and tear up when I read quotes or speeches where he talked about the spirit of the American people.

"We are the showcase of the future. And it is within our power to mold that future-this year and for decades to come. It can be as grand and as great as we make it.
No crisis is beyond the capacity of our people to solve; no challenge too great."
- January 5, 1974

"We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look."
- January 20, 1981

"The lesson of all this was, of course, that because we're a great nation, our challenges seem complex. It will always be this way. But as long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours. And something else we learned: Once you begin a great movement, there's no telling where it will end. We meant to change a nation, and instead, we changed a world."
- January 11, 1989 (Farewell address)

What a great man. What a great vision. What a great believer in freedom.

Happy Birthday. I wish you knew how much you mean to so many of us.
27 posted on 02/06/2003 11:29:24 AM PST by SittinYonder
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To: AppyPappy

The Thing About Heroes.

I have this thing about having heroes. But I guess most people do.

I would imagine that everyone needs them in their lives, it seems to me that it would be somewhat sad not to have a hero or two ... or more.

There was the Duke, first and always the Duke. There were characters out of the few books my father would find in a society that burned books and banned ideas, and from the old black and white movies still shown on TV. There was Ivanhoe and his love Rowena who taught me the meaning of chivalry; the roguish, smirking knave who accepted me into his band of Merry Men and will forever suspiciously resemble Errol Flynn and never, ever Kevin Costner; the hawkish, dark and brooding genius to whom everything was simply "elementary" to the amazement of the faithful Dr. Watson. These were the heroes of my youth.

But boys grow into men, and the heroes of childhood take their place in the shelves of youthful memories, tucked away in the far recesses of the mind. Old and well-worn friends of days gone by we see them for what they are, flights of fancy in a young boy's dreams.

When asked to name our heroes, and being good sons and daughters of good and loving parents, most of us will reply: my father, my mother or both, I think that's a given. It certainly holds true for me, I owe more than most to mine; they gave it all up to afford me the opportunity to grow up free, they paid for that opportunity with hard work and love. The young couple who started a new life for themselves and their two young children with a hundred dollars and a dream are my heroes, and they're older now, but not in my eyes. In my eyes, they are eternal and unchanging like a picture that will not fade with time.

That's another thing about heroes. When we think about them, they are the same today as they were the day they became larger than life. The football player who made the catch deemed to be immaculate, the Yankee man of iron who in the face of death proclaimed himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth, the guy who never left your side, even when the bullets were really flying; distinctive images forever burned into our minds, images which will never change.

I have lots of heroes, I guess. The writers and actors and musicians who have both influenced and delighted me by their talent, the athletes who have inspired and amazed me with their God-given abilities; the ordinary people who showed me the strength of the human spirit. We know these people as heroes too; the quiet black woman who refused to stand when seating was readily available, the man who stood down a column of iron monsters with nothing but paper grocery bags in his hands; the men and women in uniforms of every color who have given their lives in the defense of the country, and those who wear them today, ready to do the same. The teacher who refuses to believe that a child is unreachable, the doctors who leave their comfortable offices and fly into the heart of poverty in the name of humanity.

Most of all, I admire the visionaries. The people who dare to dream and tell us that dreams are achievable if we are willing to work hard and persevere. The people who envision a world were the sun is always rising on a better tomorrow, who see morning again after the darkest of nights. Let me tell you about one of my heroes. The only one that will ever come close to that place held by the man and woman who gave me life and liberty.

My hero was born in a humble home. That seems to be a prevailing theme running through the lives of heroes, childhood's which didn't telegraph the greatness to come. He played football and baseball and held summer jobs while growing up in a typical American home, in a typical American town.

This is the stuff heroes are made of, the stuff America is made of. Small towns and football games and Fourth of July picnics; summer forays to the local swimming hole, sweethearts' dances and Church bake sales. These are the towns that form American heroes, they kindle the fire that tempers American steel, and they give birth to giants.

If there's a word to describe this hero of mine, that word would have to be "giant." I close my eyes to picture him and he seems to tower above. He dominated and shone with the pristine light of the newly-born sun on a clear, spring morning. He stood on the edge of the dawn leading the way to a vision of a better America, and made me believe that what had always been the best about America still was, that we were what was best about America.

You see, he made me believe in myself. He made me believe that the vision of a shining city on a hill was not flight of fancy, but rather an achievable reality. He made me want to lead and not follow.

This giant, this hero of heroes awakened the dormant fire of traditional values in my heart. He set them ablaze with his vision, and with his words he conquered a nation. No one articulated the vision of a glorious future better than he did, I have never known a better communicator and may never know one again.

Some call him "the Gipper," some call him "Dutch," those closest to him call him Ronnie. They all love him as intensely. He is older now, and ravaged by cruel illnesses; they say that the great communicator is trapped in a vault of silence, and that he is weak and frail. But not in my eyes and not in my heart.

There, in my memory, Ronald Reagan stands tall and firm, one hand raised to the sky and one holding Nancy's; and with the Stars and Stripes flying proudly behind him, he tells me once more that "It's morning again in America" and by God, I believe him. He will always be the American Joshua who brought down the evil walls of an evil empire in the name of Freedom. He is still today, the man that gave wings to the dream of an America unchallenged during the darkest of times. He saw that rainbow shining down on that city on a hill and dared us to follow it, and behind him, we marched into the future unconcerned and unafraid.

He is today, as he will always be simply "Mr. President", and he is a hero to me. Eternal and unchanging like a picture that will not fade with time.

I guess that's the thing about heroes, time can't stand up to them.

Copyright Luis Gonzalez 2001


28 posted on 02/06/2003 12:23:29 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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"There, in my memory, Ronald Reagan stands tall and firm, one hand raised to the sky and one holding Nancy's; and with the Stars and Stripes flying proudly behind him, he tells me once more that "It's morning again in America" and by God, I believe him."

29 posted on 02/06/2003 12:27:38 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: William Wallace; Victoria Delsoul; Prodigal Daughter; afraidfortherepublic; JohnHuang2; Budge; ...

Happy Birthday Mr. President...we're still here, we still believe.


30 posted on 02/06/2003 12:35:39 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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Happy Birthday, Mr. President! volley bump!
31 posted on 02/06/2003 12:39:51 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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"we still believe"

Yep...and now we can FReepin' Do Something About It!!

Ronald Reagan ROCKS...MUD

32 posted on 02/06/2003 12:40:26 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Happy 92nd Birthday, President Reagan...MUD)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Happy Birthday, Mr. President, and God bless.

I was a child when Reagan was in office. Everything I know of him I heard from others. Rush loves him and can't say enough good about him. I'd like to learn more about the Gipper. Can anyone recommend a good biography of him? Thanks.

33 posted on 02/06/2003 12:52:27 PM PST by Luna
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Outstanding! I love it that some pundits are starting to call W "Reagan II" or to refer to Ws term in office as "Reagan's third term" (I heard that one this morning.)
34 posted on 02/06/2003 1:01:40 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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School children sing happy birthday at an event celebrating former President Ronald Reagan's 92nd birthday, Thursday Feb 6, 2003, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Visitors celebrated America's longest-living former president with birthday cake and were encouraged to sign a giant card. Jelly beans, a Reagan staple, were also handed out. Reagan, in seclusion since disclosing in 1994 that he had Alzheimer's disease (news - web sites), was celebrating his 92nd birthday Thursday at his Bel-Airhome with wife Nancy. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
35 posted on 02/06/2003 1:02:22 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Happy birthday, President Reagan.
36 posted on 02/06/2003 1:03:50 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: Slyfox
My desktop wall paper is that picture with George W. Bush in 3/4 profile standing in front of the monument. I smile every time I turn on my computer. I hope that they can make room to add 2 more great presidents -- RR because he ended the cold war and GWB because he saved freedom and western civilization from Saddam and Osama.
37 posted on 02/06/2003 1:05:58 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
....was celebrating his 92nd birthday Thursday at his Bel-Airhome with wife Nancy.

And God love Nancy to for her consistent love & support.

38 posted on 02/06/2003 1:07:51 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
May everyone be so blessed.
39 posted on 02/06/2003 1:09:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Luna
Michael Deavers' book is reported to be excellent. Reagan in His Own Hand and When Character Was King are also very good.
40 posted on 02/06/2003 1:23:08 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I have a friend who worked in the Reagan White House as a special assistant. She also shares the same birth date....2/6 (but not the year) as the Gipper! She has cherished memories of that special time!

She sent me this wonderful website on Ronald Reagan:

President Ronald Reagan

41 posted on 02/06/2003 2:48:49 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT REAGAN!!!!!


42 posted on 02/06/2003 3:37:17 PM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
43 posted on 02/06/2003 4:01:51 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My favorite photo of Ronald Reagan is one I got from the Reagan Library. It is of Reagan and the Pope facing each other and shaking each others hands. They were meeting each other for the first time. It was at that meeting where Reagan asked JPII if it was posssible to get rid of communism in Eastern Europe. The Pope replied that it was possible in "in our lifetime". I have it framed and in my office.
44 posted on 02/06/2003 4:43:06 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. President! God bless you and your family. We thank you for all you have done for this great country.
45 posted on 02/06/2003 5:01:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: admiralsn
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT. We love you and God bless you and Nancy.
46 posted on 02/06/2003 5:06:39 PM PST by nicmarlo
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Dear Mrs. Reagan,

I know that the President won't be able to hear our good wishes. He is beloved by many. I would like to think, that inside of his illness, he is comforted by the fact....he did the right thing, and the strength of his will. and conviction.... carry on.

47 posted on 02/06/2003 5:16:57 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Boom shakalakalaka Boom shakalakalaka Boom shakalakalaka Boom shakalakalaka)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

48 posted on 02/06/2003 6:05:57 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: admiralsn
WHOA where you score that picture of Ronnie DAMNNN must be go back to Warner Bros days

WHOA Ronnie was hottie
49 posted on 02/06/2003 7:15:30 PM PST by SevenofNine (Get ready for SMACKDOWN Saddam)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the ping, Luis.

And a warm heartfelt sincere HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of America's FINEST Presidents ever.

May God bless and keep you, President Reagan, as well as your lovely and devoted Nancy.
50 posted on 02/06/2003 8:41:02 PM PST by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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