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Gerald Ford  1913-2006
« on: Dec 27th, 2006, 1:52am »
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Gerald Ford has passed on. The 38th U.S. President Passes At 93 of Pnuemonia.
 
Yesterday was James Brown, Today a president... They say it always happens in 3's so who's next? Undecided
 
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 2:13am »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 1:52am, B14CK5H33P wrote:

 
Yesterday was James Brown, Today a president... They say it always happens in 3's so who's next? Undecided
 

 
All of us, eventually.  Unless CH makes us immortal--but I don't think it does.  Too bad.  We ought to get something out of it, don't you think?
 
Rest in Peace, Jerry Ford.
 
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #2 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 4:09am »
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I'll always like the guy, he was the first President to send me, a big nobody in about '76, a $75.00 check for a tax rebate he distributed to the whole nation.  Coolest thing I ever got from the government up to that time and altered my attitude about thinking differently about the men in charge.  Good guy!
 
But I wouldn't watch him golf without a hardhat.   Wink
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 5:03am »
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He was a good man. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #4 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 6:20am »
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Oh wow... Ihaven't clicked on a drop of news in DAYS.. RIP for sure.
 
Yup 3's BUT also for every death there is a birth.
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:47am »
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seemed like a nice CHap and gave us Betty and her clinic to shape up all the stars....
 
plus he was the only president in my lifetime that wasn't elected.  (or up for election.) [he was appointed vice president after Spiro Agnew resigned over tax issues and became pres after Nixon did his tricks.]
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #6 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:50am »
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Ironic how he has the "rep" of being a clutz.
In actuality he was an all american scholar athlete.
A 2 way center on 2 national championship Michigan footbal teams.
He chose Yale Law School over going into the NFL.
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:52am »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 1:52am, B14CK5H33P wrote:
They say it always happens in 3's so who's next? Undecided

Looks like it'll be Saddam Hussein within the next 30 days. Ask not for whom the bell tolls Saddam, it tolls for thee.....
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Re: Gerald Ford  1913-2006
« Reply #8 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 9:38am »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 8:50am, E-Double wrote:
Ironic how he has the "rep" of being a clutz.

That was thanks to Chevy Chase. At least he amplified it.
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Re: Gerald Ford  1913-2006
« Reply #9 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 10:11am »
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Well known here in MI he was very adept and accomplished.  The fact though he was un-elected and beaned a few people while golfing made steady comedic opportunities for Johnny Carson too.  Smiley
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 10:27am »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 8:47am, vig wrote:

plus he was the only president in my lifetime that wasn't elected. (or up for election.) [he was appointed vice president after Spiro Agnew resigned over tax issues and became pres after Nixon did his tricks.]

 
He pardoned Tricky Dick, but I forgive him.  His reasons for doing so were well-intended--even if it did, in part, cost him the next election.  I also don't think Ford had much of a chance at election anyway--a lot of people didn't care to have an appointed president in office, no matter what his party affiliation was.  
 
That's my recollection, anyway.  
 
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #11 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 12:09pm »
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Why DID he pardon Dick?
 
Was it just cause they were buddies?
 
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 12:44pm »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 12:09pm, BMoneeTheMoneeMan wrote:
Why DID he pardon Dick?
 
Was it just cause they were buddies?
 
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I think so the country could move on.  Nixon was out of office - while the idea of justice and making an example out of him has a logic, so did moving on.
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Re: Gerald Ford  1913-2006
« Reply #13 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 1:00pm »
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I liked President Ford.  He was well spoken, seemed to me, at least, that he really tried, and wanted to make things better for all of us after the Nixon fiasco, and, because he was human, not some self-appointed god or emperor.  He was a clutz, and I loved him for it.  Appointed or elected didn't matter to me.
 
And, yes, he did give us Betty and her clinic.  She was one of the first of the "well known" (not necessarily celebrity) who went public with her addictions.  Because of that, and her start of the Betty Ford Clinic, thousands of people, besides just the stars have benefitted from it.  There are now many more clinics just like it around the world that are helping people - so, to Betty, my sincere condolences on the loss of a fine man, and thank you for what you have done as well.
 
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #14 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 5:57pm »
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Why DID he pardon Dick?

Because Nixon had been around Washington since the 1940s, had some very influential friends, and was a cold warrior second to no one. His advice was very valuable and as they say, it would have ripped apart a lot of the country.  
 
Nixon was very bright but he was his own worst enemy. In the long run, Gerry was right.  
 
I loved Gerry Ford. He got my vote.  
 
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Re: Gerald Ford 1913-2006
« Reply #15 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 6:12pm »
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Ford was the right man at the right time. First Presidential candidate I voted for......drove home from college to do it. I believe he was one of the good guys.....something we don't see much of now.
 
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