RIP President Gerald R Ford.

RIP President Gerald R Ford.

Postby SolidusRaccoon on Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:56 am

Remember the true, great man. Not the version the lefties want you to remember with their historical revisions.
Yes, sir. I agree completely. It takes a well-balanced individual... such as yourself to rule the world. No, sir. No one knows that you were the third one... Solidus. ...What should I do about the woman? Yes sir. I'll keep her under surveillance. Yes. Thank you. Good-bye...... Mr. President.
User avatar
SolidusRaccoon
Cartoon Hero
 
Posts: 3046
Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Outer Heaven

Postby Deckard Canine on Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:38 am

Me, I was born after his presidency and have learned little about him outside of mockeries of his personality on "The Simpsons" and "Saturday Night Live." I recall some TV show taking place at a Gerald Ford Middle School, which seemed like a joke. But today I read part of a long newspaper article about him, and he didn't sound too bad as modern Presidents go. He had his good, bad, and ineffective ways like so many others.
Deckard Canine
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:21 am
Location: DC

Postby Earl McClaw on Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:59 pm

Deckard Canine wrote:He had his good, bad, and ineffective ways like so many others.

While his most "memorable" trait (by characture standards) might be his stumbles, he also had the courage to do something that probably ended his politial career but might have helped the country deal with the aftereffects of Watergate - the highly controversial Nixon pardon. (Although I don't know how Ralph - or other forumites - thinks of the pardon.)
Earl McClaw invites you to visit Furryco and the DGL. (Avatar used with permission of Ralph Hayes, Jr.)
User avatar
Earl McClaw
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 759
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:15 am

Postby Lee M on Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:52 am

Gerald Ford was the finest unelected President a country ever had.

PS:

Earl McClaw wrote:...the highly controversial Nixon pardon....


REPUBLICAN: Nixon was an unimpeachable character.
DEMOCRAT: Beg pardon?
Ever notice that all the trouble in this world is caused by people trying to get rid of troublemakers?
User avatar
Lee M
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:22 pm
Location: England

Postby Deckard Canine on Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:27 am

He seems to have been the first President Joe Sixpack. Which is kinda good.
Deckard Canine
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:21 am
Location: DC

Postby Kerry Skydancer on Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:55 am

A good man, a vastly underrated president, and a class act. He put the country back together after Watergate, and restored dignity and honor to the office of the President after the damage Nixon caused. A witch-hunt against Nixon might have been more damaging than the Carter presidency, and it might not have - but Ford couldn't have known what a complete nimrod the Dems would nominate in '76, and it was a gutsy move. He did such a good job that he almost kept the office in '76 in spite of the pardon. He also refused to criticize his successors in office, no matter how much they deserved it, knowing that he didn't have all the information they did.

Note that he's barely cold and the Washington Post is releasing an interview that he wouldn't allow to be published in which he criticizes Bush's handling of the PR campaign on the Iraq War (and trying to headline it as if Ford didn't like the war itself.) He was a class act - the WaPo definitely is not.
Skydancer

Ignorance is not a point of view.
User avatar
Kerry Skydancer
Cartoon Hero
 
Posts: 1346
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:03 pm
Location: Bethlehem PA

Postby Deckard Canine on Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:57 pm

Kerry Skydancer wrote:restored dignity and honor to the office of the President after the damage Nixon caused


Alas, that dignity has never been restored completely for long. I attribute this to the fact that LBJ and Nixon had gotten the highest percentages of popular votes in U.S. history only to plummet from them.
Deckard Canine
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:21 am
Location: DC

Postby Earl McClaw on Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:10 pm

Deckard Canine wrote:
Kerry Skydancer wrote:restored dignity and honor to the office of the President after the damage Nixon caused

Alas, that dignity has never been restored completely for long. I attribute this to the fact that LBJ and Nixon had gotten the highest percentages of popular votes in U.S. history only to plummet from them.

From what I've heard on the History Channel's "The Presidents" series, that office has been respected and reviled almost since it's inception - sometimes simultaneously.
Earl McClaw invites you to visit Furryco and the DGL. (Avatar used with permission of Ralph Hayes, Jr.)
User avatar
Earl McClaw
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 759
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:15 am

Postby Axelgear on Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:02 pm

The only thing I know of Gerald Ford is the guest spot he did on the Simpsons where he said "Well, come over to my house and we can watch TV and eat Nacho's."

That's it.

Still, I take it he was a good man, and for that I say Rest in Peace, Mr. Ford.
Astronomer. Sketch Artist. All-around generally creative and useless guy.
User avatar
Axelgear
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 235
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:30 am

Postby Deckard Canine on Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:06 am

Earl McClaw wrote:From what I've heard on the History Channel's "The Presidents" series, that office has been respected and reviled almost since it's inception - sometimes simultaneously.


Could be. But my parents remember there being much more respect during previous administrations.
Deckard Canine
Regular Poster
 
Posts: 295
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:21 am
Location: DC


 

Return to NPC



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron