I was saddened by Reagan's passing for many reasons, some of which I'll discuss in a later post. However, I knew that the human debris at DU would be high-fiving each other. My wife had a hard time believing me until I reminded her of the celebration over Michael Kelly's death. Even I, though, couldn't have imagined this. Memo to all my left-leaning Democrat friends: if you do not dissociate yourself from garbage like this, you run the risk of being labeled as one of them. Most of us on the right have repudiated that garbage the infests our end of the political spectrum, although there pieces of slime that we haven't managed to scrape off of our boots completely. Please show that you value humanity over politics by jettisoning the piles of feces on your end. It will go a long way towards bridging the ideological divide. Should you refuse to disavow such contemptible behavior, though, I will cease to consider you my opponent: you will have become my enemy.
Update #2: Michele offers her opinion of Reagan in the midst of another excellent post:
Reagan saved me from fear. Reagan delivered me from evil. Reagan made the nightmare of the Russians go away. That changed my life, changed my views and forever altered my perception of America, the world and my future. So of course I honor the man. Of course I look back at his presidency as one that gave me hope and promise.
She had more to say here.
Thanks to the Emperor, from whom I borrowed the image below.
Update #3: A link to some of Reagan's greatest speeches.
Update #4: The complete schedule for memorial services can be found here.Posted by Physics Geek at June 7, 2004 01:46 PM Stumble It!