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Reagan's speech on the 40th anniversary of Normandy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Speaking at the beachhead where the Allieds stormed the beach. Ran across it and wanted to share.
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Would that either party would come up with someone with half the communication skills of Ronnie or Clinton.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Carlton/Hondo, have either of you a link to one of Reagan's speeches where he shuts down the psychiatric hospitals, or where he massively cuts funding to our Veterans' agencies and support groups?

    Those are two items from his legacy that, sadly, often get overlooked.
  4. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    No, I don't think the Reagan Presidential Library has those speeches ready for the public's consumption.

    What I want to know is why, on a thread about a very incredible and patriotic speech that highlighted the incredible bravery of those that stormed the beaches at Normandy (not just the American soldiers, but the different Allied troops and divsions which he honored by name), you wanted to step in and post unrelated crap about the politician giving the speech. And completely disgarded the speech in question.

    But why don't you call the Reagan Presidential Library (800-410-8354 or 805-577-4000) and ask them your question. I am sure they would be glad to help you.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Putting vets' benefits to death by a thousand cuts has long been a popular play form that side.

    Hey, they won't be around that much longer, anyway . . . and, hey, most of them volunteered.

    (reaching for airline sickness bag)

    All of FDR's sons served.

    Try to find a comparable record built up by a modern career pol, now.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Holding the rest of my fire, for now. Will check back later this evening and see how things have developed, in this corner.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    Clinton also had a stirring visit to Normandy.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What I want to know is why you post a political thread on a board with a no politics policy and then whine when it gets political.
  9. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    A speech about the invasion of Normandy is political, huh? I thought it was historical, but thanks for straightening me out.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    War is politics and politics is war.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Reagan is so wonderful that he deserves his own thread about him talking about D-Day rather than being included on a thread about, you know, the actual day: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/84207/
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