June 6th, 2004

toothybear

Ronald Reagan

I've taken in a fair amount of Reagan enconiums in the last 24 hours. Here's my obituary:

Fuck Ronald Reagan. He made 3 generations of right-wing assholes feel good about themselves. He funnelled money into right-wing death squads in Central America. He began the tradition of running the country as a plantation for the ultra-rich.

He was the guy who said of College students protesting the Vietnam war "If there has to be a bloodbath, then let's get it over with."

He was a likeable enough old codger, but so was Josef Stalin. All these loving eulogies make me want to hurl.