",,, the Reagan era is dead and buried ,,,"

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    Jul 01, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    "In the view of John Kenneth White, a professor of politics at Catholic University in D.C., the Reagan era is dead and buried. One need look no further than the election of Barack Obama. In his book “Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era,” White argues that Reagan represented where we had come from: a 1950s and 1960s America made up of Church-going married couples who were largely white and suburban. Obama, by contrast, represents where we are and where we’re going: America with a white minority by mid-century; cohabitation gaining on marriage, and organized religion in distress. ..."

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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 01, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    I am very happy the the Reagan era is dead and a thing of the past. The 1980s were a fucked up, lost decade thanks to Ronald Reagan and his right wing cronies who literally bankrupted this country with his excessive defense spending. I am pissed at Reagan because he slashed federal money towards student loans and he also stuck it to the elderly as well. He was a wealthy person's president and he didn't give a damn for either the middle class, working class, or the poor. He also completely ignored the AIDS epidemic as it raged its way through the gay and minority communities.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 02, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    It maybe dead and buried but it poisoned the well

    It's going to take us DECADES to undo the economic mess it's made
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    Ah, that explains why Reagan was not mentioned constantly by the GOP in 2008...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 02, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidAh, that explains why Reagan was not mentioned constantly by the GOP in 2008...



    Reagan is to the GOP what Roosevelt was to the democrats...... leadership the way "it should be". Conservatism abounding....

    Of course we had a skyrocketing debt problem under vodoo economics.
    I love to argue that point with the right wing teabaggers..and usually it comes back to the ideal... the american family.... straight family,

    But they shouldn't worry too much... Reagan will live on in black and white old movies... from the 1950's and 60's......
  • calibro

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    reagan is like christopher columbus... he will always be admired despite being a rather vile person and probably will get his own holiday
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    Jul 02, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    calibro saidreagan is like christopher columbus... he will always be admired despite being a rather vile person and probably will get his own holiday


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    Jul 02, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    jprichva saidWho says it's dead and buried?
    Half the country (!) still believes in the voodoo economics.
    Civil cooperation---or even discourse---between the parties in Washington has disappeared completely, thanks to the demonization of 'liberals' by the Reaganites.
    The labor union movement has been all but killed off.
    And people STILL think conservatism is good, despite the train wreck it has turned this country into.

    Over? Hah.



    Everyone was sick and tired of the hostage situation and the never ending recession that became associated with Carter but actually started when Ford was in office.

    Finally he got on TV and gave his famous "malaise speech". Reagan was the anti-Carter talking about hope, change and "morning in America". It resulted in a land slide.

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    calibro saidreagan is like christopher columbus... he will always be admired despite being a rather vile person and probably will get his own holiday



    Now I was trying to eat something... so much for that.....

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  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 02, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    It can't be dead yet, I'm still waiting for my trickle-down! It should be coming any second now.


    Yup...any second.
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    Jul 02, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    Colbert_Nation saidI'm still waiting for my trickle-down!


    That would be the inflation rate which peaked at 13.5% in 1981, was successfully lowered to 3.2% by 1983.

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    Jul 02, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    "The labor union movement has been all but killed off."

    Ah, I see you haven't been to San Francisco, recently! ;-)
  • Webster666

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    Jul 03, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    I belonged to a labor union for a very long time, and, by law, we were not allowed to strike.
    People seem to forget that management signs the contract, too, agreeing to it's terms.
    The terms of the contract stress workplace safety and keeping our wages EVEN with the cost of living.
    If that sounds unfair, then, you're an idiot.

    The Reagan era is most certainly dead, even though every stupid Republican has the name tattooed on their foreheads. The best thing about Reagan was his optimism, which was very infectious. The worst thing about Reagan is that he built the foundation for the economic disaster which we are now living.

    Reagan will never reside on Mount Rushmore, nor grace the face of our currency. And, there will most likely be no more roads, airports, etc. named for him. Reagan and Reagonomics are D-E-A-D.


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    Jul 04, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    hah a lazy union leech.. i plan to do the same so i can get a free benefits/pension off taxpayers,, just waiting for contract to be renegged to my liking.
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    Jul 04, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    jduckj saidhah a lazy union leech.. i plan to do the same so i can get a free benefits/pension off taxpayers,, just waiting for contract to be renegged to my liking.


    Another fool who knows nothing about the history of unionization int he US, let alone the political and economic impact that unions have which goes far beyond the benefits they provide their members.
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    Jul 04, 2010 11:25 AM GMT
    "And I'm proud to be a... millennial"

    http://pewforum.org/Age/Religion-Among-the-Millennials.aspx

    Religion Among the Millennials
    Less Religiously Active Than Older Americans, But Fairly Traditional In Other Ways
  • Webster666

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    Jul 04, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    jduckj saidhah a lazy union leech.. i plan to do the same so i can get a free benefits/pension off taxpayers,, just waiting for contract to be renegged to my liking.



    Your ignorance is showing since you don't have a clue as to the content of my benefits package nor my pension. You're making a lot of stupid assumptions.

    My employer offered NO pension.
    My benefits amounted to practically worthless health insurance, which I paid into and got little back, other than cheap prescriptions. In just the first 6 months of this year, I have paid right around $10,000 out of my own pocket, for medical expenses.

    As for your allegation that all union workers are lazy, I received FIVE superior achievement awards from management, recognizing my outstanding contributions to the company.

    Again, management signs the contract, agreeing to it's terms.
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    It can't happen soon enough, but really all you need is another "phantom menace" to revive it like a corpse from "Dawn of The Dead"
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    Nonsense. November 2nd is coming.
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    Webster666 said

    As for your allegation that all union workers are lazy, I received FIVE superior achievement awards from management, recognizing my outstanding contributions to the company.


    that's like saying you got a golden star at fat camp for losing the most weight, you're still in fat camp.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    jduckj said
    Webster666 said

    As for your allegation that all union workers are lazy, I received FIVE superior achievement awards from management, recognizing my outstanding contributions to the company.


    that's like saying you got a golden star at fat camp for losing the most weight, you're still in fat camp.


    And, according to your profile, you would know all about fat camp. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Seriously, you have no information other than that you're short and fat and probably live with your mother.

    Maybe if you share with us what your stunning achievements to the economy have been, I'll be less inclined to mock you mercilessly.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    goy73..

    im eating a donut this very minute.. i have a living trust that pays nice dividends, and for my condo.. and this is before principal kicks in..

    that's thanks to my self-made dad.. self-made as in he pays for his own health insurance, retirement, benefits, and doesn't look to the US taxpayer to fund his pensions..

    ironic though that hes retired (except sitting on boards), and he now only supports the Democratic party because they bend so easy to his industry lobbyist.. he doesn't care much about being taxed much so long as those taxes come back to him from the middle class (bank bailout anyone? thanks).. 40 years ago when he was starting out and his company was small, that would be a different story..

    if you make a plebeian 130K household income gross that you claim youre not in the 2nd highest tax bracket idiot.. tax rates are based on TAXABLE income NOT gross (after deductions/exemptions)

    ..plus youre a homo, meaning no MFJ..youre about 65k each gay person, assuming youre not claiming head of household and the majority income provider. how do you not understand a simple concept as your own tax bracket, lol. too much karate kicks in the head? lol

    they should make a strawberry & glazed combo, heaven.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    jduckj saidgoy73..

    im eating a donut this very minute.. i have a living trust that pays nice dividends, and for my condo.. and this is before principal kicks in..

    that's thanks to my self-made dad.. self-made as in he pays for his own health insurance, retirement, benefits, and doesn't look to the US taxpayer to fund his pensions..

    ironic though that hes retired (except sitting on boards), and he now only supports the Democratic party because they bend so easy to his industry lobbyist.. he doesn't care much about being taxed much so long as those taxes come back to him from the middle class (bank bailout anyone? thanks).. 40 years ago when he was starting out and his company was small, that would be a different story..

    ps if you make a plebeian 130K household income gross that you claim youre not in the 2nd highest tax bracket idiot.. tax rates are based on TAXABLE income NOT gross (after deductions/exemptions)

    ..plus youre a homo, meaning no MFJ..youre about 65k each gay person, assuming youre not claiming head of household and the majority income provider. how do you not understand a simple concept as your own tax bracket, lol.

    they should make a strawberry & glazed combo, heaven.


    Such a vivid Imagination.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    jduckj saidgoy73..

    im eating a donut this very minute.. i have a living trust that pays nice dividends, and for my condo.. and this is before principal kicks in..

    that's thanks to my self-made dad.. self-made as in he pays for his own health insurance, retirement, benefits, and doesn't look to the US taxpayer to fund his pensions..

    ironic though that hes retired (except sitting on boards), and he now only supports the left party because they bend so easy to his industry lobbyist.. he doesn't care much about being taxed much so long as those taxes come back to him from the middle class (bank bailout anyone? thanks).. 40 years ago when he was starting his own company, that would be a different story..

    ps if you make a plebeian 130K household income gross that you claim youre not in the 2nd highest tax bracket idiot.. tax rates are based on TAXABLE income NOT gross (after deductions/exemptions)

    ..plus youre a homo, meaning no MFJ..youre about 65k each gay person, assuming youre not claiming head of household. how do you not understand a simple concept as your own tax bracket, lol.

    they should make a strawberry & glazed combo, heaven.


    LOL. You live off your father and want to lecture those of us who are "self-made"???

    And I know how taxes work. SouthBeach asked us to post our income and I did so. He then changed it to individual.

    And I've done the math and I pay 1/3 of my income in taxes. Maybe you're the one who needs a lesson taxes.

    Maybe daddy will pay for it.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    n8698u saidSuch a vivid Imagination.


    What's hilarious is that he's ranting and raving about high taxes and thinks telling us that he lives off his father is going to make him more credible. True or not, it's hardly a winning argument.