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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:19 pm

RIP. :,-(
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:29 pm

Gerry: Hi! Pleased to meet you, I just moved in. My name is Gerry
Ford.
Homer: [gasps] Former President Gerald Ford? Put her there! I'm Homer
Simpson!
Gerry: Say, Homer, do you like football?
Homer: Do I ever!
Gerry: Do you like nachos?
Homer: Yes, Mr. Ford.
Gerry: Well, why don't you come over and watch the game, and we'll have
nachos? And then, some beer.
Homer: Ooh!
[they walk across the street]
Gerry, I think you and I are going to get along just --
[they both trip]
Both: D'oh!
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Postby Callahan » Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:50 pm

No disrespect intended, but here is the classic Dana Carvey sketch from SNL, talking about Gerald Ford...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-89770458144460734&hl=en
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:12 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Gerry: Hi! Pleased to meet you, I just moved in. My name is Gerry
Ford.
Homer: [gasps] Former President Gerald Ford? Put her there! I'm Homer
Simpson!
Gerry: Say, Homer, do you like football?
Homer: Do I ever!
Gerry: Do you like nachos?
Homer: Yes, Mr. Ford.
Gerry: Well, why don't you come over and watch the game, and we'll have
nachos? And then, some beer.
Homer: Ooh!
[they walk across the street]
Gerry, I think you and I are going to get along just --
[they both trip]
Both: D'oh!


That's exactly what comes to mind when I think about Gerald Ford. I think he had a couple of health scares in recent years as covered by local news here, but he lived a well-rounded life. RIP Mr. President.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:13 pm

Oldest President Ever!!

its true
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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:14 pm

rip :-/
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Postby The Big Train » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:59 am

Unfortunately, he also helped these two clowns climb the political ladder:

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...and, he greenlighted the Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor that resulted in the deaths of about 200,000 people:

Ford and Kissinger Gave Green Light to
Indonesia's Invasion of East Timor, 1975:
New Documents Detail Conversations with Suharto

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 62
Edited by William Burr and Michael L. Evans

December 6, 2001


The Indonesian invasion of East Timor in December 1975 set the stage for the long, bloody, and disastrous occupation of the territory that ended only after an international peacekeeping force was introduced in 1999. President Bill Clinton cut off military aid to Indonesia in September 1999—reversing a longstanding policy of military cooperation—but questions persist about U.S. responsibility for the 1975 invasion; in particular, the degree to which Washington actually condoned or supported the bloody military offensive....Two newly declassified documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, released to the National Security Archive, shed light on the Ford administration’s relationship with President Suharto of Indonesia during 1975. Of special importance is the record of Ford’s and Kissinger’s meeting with Suharto in early December 1975. The document shows that Suharto began the invasion knowing that he had the full approval of the White House.... On the eve of Indonesia’s full-scale invasion of East Timor, President Ford and Secretary Kissinger stopped in Jakarta en route from China where they had just met with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.... Ford and Kissinger took great pains to assure Suharto that they would not oppose the invasion. Ford was unambiguous: “We will understand and will not press you on the issue. We understand the problem and the intentions you have.”

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB62/
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:32 am

acsguitar wrote:Oldest President Ever!!

its true


Can't be by much, though. Reagan was pretty damn old too.
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Postby Callahan » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:52 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Oldest President Ever!!

its true


Can't be by much, though. Reagan was pretty damn old too.


I think Ford beat Reagan by just a few months.
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Postby mikhayl » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:58 am

Callahan wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Oldest President Ever!!

its true


Can't be by much, though. Reagan was pretty damn old too.


I think Ford beat Reagan by just a few months.


From all reports though, Ford was in good mental health and probably enjoyed his last few years. Reagan was wasted by Alzheimers for a long time.
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