Friday, January 20, 2006

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Of Reagan's First Inauguration

Visit Mike's America for the round-up of tributes and the pictures.

Note to readers here: I'm waiting for the phone company to arrive to fix my home line, which has been on the fritz since January 4. So far, my modem line has not been affected. But if my modem line fails, I'll have to convert to cable or DSL and may experience a delay in posting new articles here.

16 Comments:

At 1/20/2006 1:15 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I use cable, which is far superior to DSL but when my cable goes down...so does my television, phone and computer. Bundling saves money but often increases the frustration level.

 
At 1/20/2006 1:20 PM, Blogger cube said...

It was a memorable day for another reason, too... the Iranian hostages were released about 80 minutes after President Reagan was inaugurated.

Sorry about your phone line woes. We all get them now & them, but they can be frustrating.

 
At 1/20/2006 2:59 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I use DSL and I haven't had any problems whatsoever.

 
At 1/20/2006 3:33 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Cube,
Thank you for the reminder about the release of the hostages! I might have thought to mention that event--except for all these phone issues.

Now the phone company says that the line is fixed. It is not! I finally made contact with the party who has her line crossed with mine. Aha!

 
At 1/20/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

I wonder how Reagan would handle the situation in Iran if he were alive today.
Sorry about your phone problems. You would think that technology would have improved their reliability.
I left my comment over here because it's less combustible than at your last post.

 
At 1/20/2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Iran Watch,
I left my comment over here because it's less combustible than at your last post.

That's a good description--"combustible."

 
At 1/20/2006 4:38 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Reagan would probably peg Iran for something they didn't do as he did Libya and get a nice fat reprisal like the Lochabie downing that gets ignored for decades.

St. Ronnies ability to screw up was pretty solid.

 
At 1/20/2006 5:02 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Reagan couldn't have been too bad. He's dead and gone and leftists still hiss at his name.

A pretty good barometer of is what is good for America is to find and do the things that piss leftists off the most.

 
At 1/20/2006 5:04 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

From the front page of today's Washington Post:

Safe at Home

It was a small thing really, barely bigger than a credit card, tucked unpretentiously in a small black case. For each of the 52 American hostages who bounded off the plane, free at last, the ticket stuffed inside the box was another of the trinkets that piled up around them. A modest reward for the cold, metal muzzle of a shotgun pressed against their faces.

For 444 days they had been tied and blindfolded, held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Iran...Then, 25 years ago today, they were released the moment Ronald Reagan took the oath of office.

They returned to an adoring nation that gave them a ticker-tape parade and welcomed them as heroes. They were besieged with flags, yellow ribbons and countless gifts, among them the tiny box from Major League Baseball. Inside was a lifetime pass to any major or minor league game....

 
At 1/20/2006 5:38 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

I have to agree with Mr. Beam on this one. If it upsets left-wingers and burned-out Vietnam vets, it must be good for the rest of the country.

 
At 1/20/2006 5:40 PM, Blogger Iran Watch said...

" among them the tiny box from Major League Baseball. Inside was a lifetime pass to any major or minor league game...."

That's outstanding..I never knew that.

 
At 1/20/2006 5:48 PM, Blogger samwich said...

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At 1/20/2006 5:51 PM, Blogger samwich said...

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At 1/20/2006 6:18 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Iran Watch,
Those baseball tickets came as a surprise to me too.

 
At 1/20/2006 6:31 PM, Blogger samwich said...

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At 1/23/2006 8:26 PM, Anonymous GM Roper said...

AOW, timely and cogent post. Great stuff and it ought to be required reading.

 

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