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  • #31
    It's a bad week for soap opera fans. Richard Biggs, who played Marcus Hunter on DOOL back in the day, as well as Dr. Stephen Franklin on Babylon 5 died this morning at the age of 43.

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    • #32
      OMG. Reagan.

      My childhood is officially over.
      "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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      • #33
        <--Calculating how long it will be before it's not being uncharitable and rude to talk bad about that asshole.

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        • #34
          You mean on here or in general?

          I'd ask that you wait at least a day. *sniff* But it's totally your call. I think that's about how long I waited to rip on Mickey Mantle.
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          • #35
            I love how much Neo loved The Reagans.

            She really MUST tell us all about it!

            *wears D.A.R.E. t-shirt*
            Its just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • #36
              Mr. D pretty much started in as soon as I told him that the news said Reagan wasn't "doing well" this morning. Everyone's been so damn deferential for years now due to the Alzheimer's that no waiting period's needed, IMHO.

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              • #37
                Was she in charge of D.A.R.E.? I only remember going to that lame ass Just Say No rally and getting really sunburned under my free plastic visor.

                Even at that tender age, I knew "Just Say No" was total bullshit.

                Weirdly enough, I was just watching a docu for class yesterday about how Ronnie's refusal to even say the word AIDS for most of the 80s had such a detrimental possible effect on the awareness and such. Poor out-of-touch Gipper!
                "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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                • #38
                  Oh, I meant in general. There's been so much reverence for him the past 5 years or so and it just makes me insane. I hadn't thought there would be much reverence here, but I didn't know about Neo's issue.

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                  • #39
                    You know what made me the most sad watching these Reagan clips on TV the last night? He's given "credit" for doing or at least participating in a lot of huge domestic and world events that "we" (non-Readan Dems) criticize him, but it's mostly policies and his decisions regarding policies. Most of the crap Clinton will be remembered for is all of the dumbass shit he created for himself!! It makes me SO angry that this smart guy with the "correct" policy agenda FUCKED IT UP so royaly.

                    Any who, for whatever reason watching Reagan clips kind of jelled those thoughts for me. Maybe I've been around too many Republicans lately *sobs*.
                    It's all about me and my precious.

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                    • #40
                      I voted for Reagan in the Weekly Reader election we had in my kindergarten class. My sole criteria was that he looked like my grandpa.

                      Although I don't have much to say about the man as president, his death does make me a little sad. He and my grandparents grew up in the same small town, and he taught my grandma how to swim when he was working as a lifeguard (or so she says--based on the timing, she couldn't have been more than 4 or so!). She also has a great story about being "kidnapped" by a family friend and Reagan--they plopped her into the rumble seat of a jalopy and went for a spin around town, apparently.

                      But even small-town ties couldn't make my grandma--a lifelong Democrat--vote for him!

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                      • #41
                        Man, I was starting to feel like there was something terribly wrong with me last night for not feeling as sad as the news kept telling me I should. Don't get me wrong-- it's always somewhat sad when someone dies. But, dude, the guy was 93 and very sick for at least 10 years. It's not like he didn't lead a full life or like it was some total surprise that he was going to die sooner rather than later. To me, "tragically sad" is when someone dies young and unexpectedly, before they have the chance to accomplish something.

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                        • #42
                          OMG, ITA Snick! My parents refused to watch anything but Reagan related news last night and I could not understand the fascination. His own family was probably counting down the days and I wouldn't put it past Patty to take bets on the side as to when The Gipper would actually kick the bucket.

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                          • #43
                            Heh. You heartless bitches. I actually felt my eyes sting for a nanosecond when I heard he died. I loveloveloved that man.

                            Of course, as an adult I've learned that his politics were shit, but I was just a very patriotic child and really loved my president. I just thought that was normal when I was a kid. Hee.

                            I don't think I've respected a president since him either. I don't think I need to get into why the Bushes suck ass. Even Clinton, who I liked, made abstinence-only sex ed. such a big part of the welfare reform act and don't get me started on Don't Ask, Don't Tell. They all just suck.
                            "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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                            • #44
                              My mother & grandmother *hated* Reagan so he was never a well-respected figure in my house. In fact, I don't have a memory of seeing him on TV without an expletive being used in the background. Usually something along the lines of, "What a shithead he is! And a bad actor, too!"

                              I was listening to 60 Minutes while cleaning my basement this evening and I was shocked by some of Reagan's jokes as they just seem not just dated but almost off-color (at least for a politician). That said, I could see how it was that people liked him. He was very charismatic in interviews and had a very down-home vibe. That must be the sort of charm Bush tries to convey. I think he fails miserably but some people seem to find him extremely likable.

                              I also think people liked Reagan for being a real life "American Dream" story -- I think he exemplified what people wished Americans were, what we might be if everything fell into place with a little luck and bit of hard work.

                              That said, I think he was as disengaged from his post then as W. is today. I see a lot of parallels between the two, actually. Like, I think both of their wives are totally creepy. And their kids are miserable, fucked-up bastards! And they both hate gay people. And make situations worse by ignoring them. And my mom hates them both, equally. Hmm. Weird.

                              Also, it's SO not a tragedy. He had a great life and seemed to really love his creepy wife and is weirdly idolized by tons of republicans who are already trying to canonize him and pretend he wasn't simply a president but a Big Hero God Daddy to Us All.
                              Its just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • #45
                                My family almost always spoke highly of him in general but most of them are of course staunch Republicans. Regardless of party lines, literally everyone I knew was aware that he was mishandling and virtually ignoring GRID, oh excuse me, I mean HIV/AIDS back when the CDC was trying to get a lid on it.

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