Wednesday, June 09, 2004

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT...

Whether you loved Reagan or hated him, as a President or an actor, you've gotta love the Reaganalia that's transfixed the news media since Ron passed on last weekend.

My favorite is this anecdote, from today. A friend told me that she had invited her friend out tomorrow night (Thursday, June 10) and her friend had said yes, that she could even stay out late because she had the next day off. She called it, "the night before Reagan Day."

So I figured the night before Reagan Day needed its own name. I propose: ALL REAGAN'S EVE.

Are you with me?

5 Comments:

At 9:58 AM, June 10, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

I dig it, E. I just wish more people would remember the time that Reagan visited the Nazi cemetery in Germany in 1985. Dead SS men were buried there, and he treated it like any other war memorial to help the then-chancellor out of a domestic political problem, the origins of which are lost to time.

 
At 12:15 PM, June 10, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my mail today dammit!

Judy

 
At 6:42 PM, June 10, 2004, Blogger singlegalnyc said...

In response to Michael, here is more info on Reagan. Included is a photo of him placing a wreath upon a memorial honoring German soldiers, located within Kolmeshohe Cemetery, where members of the Nazi SS are buried.

http://www.jewschool.com/2004_06_01_archive.php#108672365447773556

(Scroll down to June 8, 2004)

 
At 8:32 PM, June 10, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Yes, yes! Bitburg. I remember the name now. What a hateful day that was. I remember also the eloquence of Elie Wiesel, who said the president should stand with the victims and not the killers, and how heart-broken I was when his pleas went unanswered, except by the act of "honoroing" the SS.

 
At 11:28 AM, June 11, 2004, Blogger sassy little punkin said...

frankly, i see this reagan hype as a republican ploy to distract the american public from real issues that might be rocking the bush-cheney boat.

and i want my mail today, too, dammit. i'm expecting boatloads of graduation presents, and three new selections from netflix. grrrrr.

 

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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT...

Whether you loved Reagan or hated him, as a President or an actor, you've gotta love the Reaganalia that's transfixed the news media since Ron passed on last weekend.

My favorite is this anecdote, from today. A friend told me that she had invited her friend out tomorrow night (Thursday, June 10) and her friend had said yes, that she could even stay out late because she had the next day off. She called it, "the night before Reagan Day."

So I figured the night before Reagan Day needed its own name. I propose: ALL REAGAN'S EVE.

Are you with me?

5 Comments:

At 9:58 AM, June 10, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

I dig it, E. I just wish more people would remember the time that Reagan visited the Nazi cemetery in Germany in 1985. Dead SS men were buried there, and he treated it like any other war memorial to help the then-chancellor out of a domestic political problem, the origins of which are lost to time.

 
At 12:15 PM, June 10, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my mail today dammit!

Judy

 
At 6:42 PM, June 10, 2004, Blogger singlegalnyc said...

In response to Michael, here is more info on Reagan. Included is a photo of him placing a wreath upon a memorial honoring German soldiers, located within Kolmeshohe Cemetery, where members of the Nazi SS are buried.

http://www.jewschool.com/2004_06_01_archive.php#108672365447773556

(Scroll down to June 8, 2004)

 
At 8:32 PM, June 10, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Yes, yes! Bitburg. I remember the name now. What a hateful day that was. I remember also the eloquence of Elie Wiesel, who said the president should stand with the victims and not the killers, and how heart-broken I was when his pleas went unanswered, except by the act of "honoroing" the SS.

 
At 11:28 AM, June 11, 2004, Blogger sassy little punkin said...

frankly, i see this reagan hype as a republican ploy to distract the american public from real issues that might be rocking the bush-cheney boat.

and i want my mail today, too, dammit. i'm expecting boatloads of graduation presents, and three new selections from netflix. grrrrr.

 

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