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    Monday, August 21, 2006

    The Gipper Once Said...




    "Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

    -Ronald Reagan

    27 Comments:

    At 8/21/2006 11:10 PM, Anonymous shayna said...

    Everything we seem to do has a surrounding of politics... we live in a world of politics...

    Wisely said...

     
    At 8/22/2006 11:25 AM, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

    Reagan isn't dead man they froze him. And when the "12th Imam" shows himself Reagan will appear and there will be a Godzilla like fight to end this bullshit. VIVA LA REAGAN!

     
    At 8/22/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger FelineFrisky said...

    I have to admit, I really liked Reagan, even though he was a republican. :) D

     
    At 8/22/2006 8:54 PM, Anonymous AngelinMI said...

    Have you read When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan? It is a really good book about Ronald Reagan. I highly recommend it.

     
    At 8/22/2006 11:34 PM, Blogger Jake said...

    shayna- personally, I think we live in The Matrix.

    shamrock- so long as the movie has Japanese people running around speaking with dubbed-over English.

    felinefrisky- it's okay to like a conservative. once a year, I have my own little "hug-a-liberal" day too. hmmm... it's coming up soon, need a hug? :P
    welcome to my little corner of the internet, and i think your handle sounds familiar... WA perhaps?

    angelinmi- no, but i peruse it every time i go to Barnes and Noble. I should go ahead and buy it. right now, i'm trying to line up some fluff reading- fiction. got any suggestions?

     
    At 8/23/2006 5:59 AM, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

    Ha, ha, haaa! So true and funny FO SHO!

    I saw a quote and worried that it might spur on a rant! All I can say is... PHEW! ;-)

     
    At 8/23/2006 9:54 AM, Blogger emm said...

    Great quote. One of my favorite books on Reagan is I love you, Ronnie. It is a selection of his love letters to Nancy. She decided that she wanted the world to see this side of an amazing man. Otherwise, these letters would be tucked away in a drawer in his presidential library. They had a great love story, and you get to see it first hand through his correspondence to her. It is such a sweet read. It is a little mushy at times, but well worth it! Reagan certainly had the gift of sharing his heart with his love through the written word.

     
    At 8/23/2006 10:02 AM, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

    I can't load any pics in the dashboard ARRRGHH ...FUCK!@....oh yeah you jacka$$!.....lol

     
    At 8/23/2006 3:43 PM, Blogger airforcewife said...

    Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
    **** Winston Churchill

    The man was brilliant.

     
    At 8/23/2006 9:11 PM, Anonymous AngelinMI said...

    A fluff fiction that I recommend is Coming Home by Rosemunde Pilcher. The author is from Scotland and the novel takes place primarily in Cornwall.

     
    At 8/23/2006 10:51 PM, Blogger Jake said...

    MIZ B- this blog is due for a rant soon. it's been a while, so feel free. next quote i'll try a little harder to be more provocative ;)

    Emm- I don't know if I'd be caught dead around here reading Ronnie's love letters, but I'm sure if I were a civilian I'd thoroughly enjoy them.

    shamrock- help me Tom Cruise!

    airforcewife- your quotes always outdo mine... I'll get you next time. Winston Churchill and TR are my two favorite quotable fellas.

    angelinmi- I was thinking something more along the lines of Gates of Fire, or LOTR, or some other epic story where the good guys fight the bad guys. yeah, i'm a neanderthal when it comes to fiction.

     
    At 8/24/2006 1:38 PM, Blogger emm said...

    True, someone may try to kick your arss if you read it around the fellas. I have a book recommendation for you – The Three Musketeers. It is a great swashbuckling tale - full of fights, brotherhood, and good guys vs. bad guys. It is an easy, fun read. Also, I think you will find Aramis quite interesting.

     
    At 8/24/2006 4:29 PM, Blogger Jake said...

    emm- considering Dumas wrote my all time favorite, The Count of Monte Cristo, i will very likely enjoy your rec. i guess that settles it then.

     
    At 8/25/2006 9:18 AM, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

    I found a book that I think you would enjoy Jake it's called "I love you Shamrock" it's a coming of age tale about a bloggers collection of love letters to another.


    Help me Jewish Guy!

     
    At 8/25/2006 10:33 PM, Anonymous Joel said...

    Great quote and I agree with you...we live in The Matrix...becoming clearer all the time.

     
    At 8/26/2006 3:57 PM, Anonymous AngelinMI said...

    A must read is The Blog of War. It is out and available now at amazon.com. Can't wait to read it. Gotcha on the "fluff" So here's one for you The Patriots Club by Christopher Reich.

     
    At 8/27/2006 12:02 AM, Blogger usmasully said...

    I got a great book for you to read Jake.
    It's called To Dare & To Conquer - Special Operaions and the Destiny of Nations, From Achilles to Al Qaeda by Derek Leebaert

    So far it's awesome!

     
    At 8/28/2006 9:54 AM, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

    My you tube is up and I got first round pick

     
    At 8/29/2006 4:52 PM, Anonymous pia said...

    That's great, and never thought I would say this about Reagan but brilliant

     
    At 8/30/2006 6:18 PM, Blogger Jake said...

    shamrock- mick's aren't allowed to be jewish.

    joel- I should have taken the red pill.

    angelinmi- ah, much more to my liking. still gotta go with Dumas, the Count is my fav.

    cadetx- welcome! haven't seen you here before. please excuse my lack of posting, i've been in limbo here and have nothing to write about.

    shamrock- peyton manning will tear his ACL, and did you see my QB laast Sunday? Yes, Carson Palmer is back!

    pia- it's "hug a conservative day" for you too. ;)

     
    At 9/01/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger K said...

    Greatest quote I've heard in recent memory...

     
    At 9/01/2006 2:24 PM, Blogger BarnGoddess said...

    a wise man. it is true.

     
    At 9/01/2006 4:04 PM, Blogger Buffy said...

    Jake..The Matrix thing...I've been saying this for years dude!

    The Reagan image...my mother has this shirt...in red...and in triplicate. She wears it often. She's gone a bit loopy over Knute Rockne in her later years, bless her.

     
    At 9/03/2006 3:37 PM, Blogger Rees26 said...

    Great quote!

     
    At 9/10/2006 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Jake,

    Hey Sweet Thang just dopped by for a moment to leave ya some love.

    I love Reagan. Not to mention....I have LOTS of fond memories of 80's *Big Kool-Aid Smile and twinkle in my eye"

    Bodacious

     
    At 9/11/2006 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

    God Bless you Jake and all the men and woman like you. I appreciate all that you give and do on the behalf of many.

    Respectfully,

    Bodacious Flirt

     
    At 10/06/2006 4:25 PM, Blogger Jake said...

    K- thanks for stopping by to comment. be sure to check out my friends on the sidebar. i think this may be my favorite Reagan quote by far. he was such a witty character.

    bg- hola!

    buffy- i like your mother- she's obviously a very good woman.

    rees- long time no see! are you holding the fort down in Richmond?

    bf- as always, you're too much

     

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