the gipper

RIP, President Reagan

i was born in 1981, so you could say i didn't exactly follow reagan's presidency. which is a shame, because i wish i knew more about the president that is the architect of the political movement of which i am a part. i have a book of his quotations and have read alot of the history of his presidency, but reading the history is nowhere near the same as living the history.

but i have an understanding of what he did for politics in this country, especially for bringing the right into fruition as a current political force in this country. he embodies what many conservatives believe to be the ideal.

and i understand what he did for the world, being the primary force in bringing about the downfall of the blight called communism. that single act, along with all of the other things he did, raised the bar on the human condition both in america and around the world more than anything else since ww2

it saddens me that i never really knew him, only what i read of him in books. and it saddens me even more that he is gone. but i am very glad that he lived, that he did the things he did, that he had the courage to say what he believed, said it clearly, and that he was there to help build the better world in which we are living.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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