Politics

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    I at this moment, am watching skybsb (sky) news, enjoying and sadly seeing the funeral of Ronald Reagan. The speaker is getting tearful. Yes I got the 5k barrier on Squirrel footy also, whilst listening to Jerusalem at the funeral, my favourite.

    Right to my point, I have been watching also the UK's councils and european voting, with sheer delight. At the moment Labour (scumbags) are -434 with Tories +198, Liberals (yawn get off, of the fence guys) +131 and independants +100, these are all gains or losses.

    It bought to mind when Lady Thatcher a.k.a. the Iron Lady a.k.a. Margeret Thatcher, was speaking she too suffered the loss of her husband Dennis this year, just hearing her speak made me think she too will be joining back to a great team with Ronnie in where ever their souls may go, she sound like she is ready to kick the bucket.

    This reminds me of when I was a kid in 79 3rd year of junior school when Lady Thatcher became p.m., they finally got rid of a Labour government that had basically sent the UK into a near third world.

    Europe and America where also going down this road, I just give thanks to Lady Thatcher and Ronald Reagan for what they did to turn this around and under Regan stopping the Soviet Union from causing a war that would nuke the whole world I doubt any of us would be here now.

    Some may not like the fore-mentioned, I don't really care what you thin actually, I would just like to thank Ronnie for saving us from world destruction and Lady Thatcher (she actually wore the trousers in that Ronnie and Maggie relationship) for being a good listner.

    R.I.P. Big Ron :)

    I feel very emotional about the funeral as it's a piece of history in my lifetime gone for good. :(
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    It really sucks when someone dies, especially from such a debilitating as Alzheimers. But lets not forget all the crap that Reagan did; his vison of the economics, etc, etc. He may have brought the US back to the world's center stage once again, but internally he destroyed the country. At the end of his presidency, the average person was making less in "real" dollars than they were at the beginning. At the same time, the wealthiest percentage of the population gained more wealth, but dwindled in number.

    And he helped end communisim in the soviet union. Yeah, right. That's what everyone would love to believe, but the truth is that communism was crumbling because of the USSR putting so much of its wealth (or lack thereof) into competing militarily with the US.

    On another note, Ray Charles died yesterday. I will go out on a limb and say that he probably touched more people in a POSITIVE way than Reagan ever did.
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

    Messages:
    3,480
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    There was an election yesterday?:eek: I have to say I forgot. Don't really follow politics much.
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Yeah Labour got stuffed !
     
  5. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

    Messages:
    3,480
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    That will wipe that smug grin off of Lionel Blair's face!:D
     
  6. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

    Messages:
    1,742
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Gutsy statement...and probably closer to the truth than most would like to admit. Believe it or not, it was actually a threesome that did most of the dismantling of the "Cold War". Thatcher, Reagan and, yes, Pope John Paul II. Here's a preety good short story that puts a little background to that.
    http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110005181

    Rest in Peace President Reagan.
     
  7. rik

    rik OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    I dunno

    First I apologize up front for my response to this. But...

    I appreciate your right to have an opinion and I understand this is not a place for flaming. It was intended to be a tribute thread. But You are so far off base on this it's ridiculous. I'll stop with that being said.

    Mr. Reagans death is very sad indeed as is Ray Charles'. Both will be missed.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    If it was meant to be a tribute thread, it wouldn't be labelled "Politics"

    And I don't think I'm off base. Hell, Reagan was a great president if you were in the top 3% of society. Think Bill Gates...
     
  9. Very, very well said.
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    Messages:
    7,805
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Sorry but its one of the things that annoys me most when people do this
    its
    get off the fence
    not
    get off of the fence

    that is all
     
  11. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Thanks, I was very emotional at the time. I tell you what annoy's me though 'geffy'. when you apologise for correcting me, not like I would thump you or anything, I appreciate being showed the right way.
     
  12. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Messages:
    3,038
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Glad to see we got one more grammar problem out the way!

    Go Tories!!!