Category Archives: Feast of Saint Ronnie

Pop Quiz!

We learned this morning via the email thingie from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!): The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty has signed a deal to write “the definitive biography of Nancy Reagan, showing how she more than anyone in … Continue reading

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Today in History

On this date in 1983, the press realized that Reagan had the Carter Briefing book to prepare for the debate in 1980. George Will was the man playing Carter and using the book: “6/28/83 At his 18th press conference, President … Continue reading

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The Afternoon Quote

“I think he would be sickened by Donald Trump—Donald Trump, by the way, claims to have known my father—that they knew each other—and, you know, ‘I liked him, he liked me. He was a good guy.’ My father would not … Continue reading

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At Last, Peggy Noonan Can…

…get her hands on the matching brown cordovan: Art, furniture and more from the Reagans’ home to be auctioned …The auction house said the collection was noteworthy for reflecting the simple and elegant private life the Reagans enjoyed together in … Continue reading

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The Annals of Hagiography, Noonan Style

Reagan called a spade a spade. — Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) May 11, 2016 I’ll say… and you wouldn’t believe what Lee Atwater called one. (Saving a screenshot of this one, just in case.)

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Today in Granny Starving

Zombie-eyed granny starver Paul Ryan returns to his midseason form with a plea for the real Death Panels: “Less than 10 percent of people under 65 are what we call people with pre-existing conditions, who are really kind of uninsurable,” … Continue reading

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The 151-proof Tears of Peggy Noonan, Cont.

Will Ferrell to Play Former President Ronald Reagan in New Movie (EXCLUSIVE) It’s only a matter of time before Peggy Noonan, the official hagiographer of St. Ronnie, takes a star turn as an ersatz Franz Liebkind. UPDATE: I’ve read more … Continue reading

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Soylent Green Is People! And So Are Workers!

I mention Soylent Green only because the American Enterprise Institute is arguing against the $15 minimum wage by offensively comparing working people to packages of ground meat: “Suppose that hamburger sells for $4 per pound and sirloin steak sells for … Continue reading

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Because Today’s Date Only Shows Up Once a Year…

“4/2/84 “We have taken that question out of the game because it is distasteful in this country.” –Selchow and Righter executive John Nason confirming that the question, “How many months pregnant was Nancy Davis when she walked down the aisle … Continue reading

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Today in History: 1981

St. Ronnie was shot, or as some prefer to say Hinkley Misses. Al Haig tries to take control of the government, which brings about the definitive dialog of the Reagan Administration’s understanding of government: “As of now, I am in control here, in … Continue reading

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