[Rumori] Reagan Rot
edspecial at digitalrealm.net
Sun Jun 6 18:58:23 PDT 2004
On Sunday, June 6, 2004, at 04:06 PM, e.rodney. jones wrote:
> I'm looking for some good recs on audio material of
> "our" now-deceased ex-president, RR. I'm planning to
> incorporate this material into a radio show I'll be
> doing later this week (on KALX in Berkeley CA). Anyone
> got any ideas (and sources)? I'm thinking of either
> works that use his voice or straight audio that I
> would be able to use (from all points in his career).
> I'm especially looking for a copy (in any format) of
> this thing released on LP long ago: "Ronald Reagan
> Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine". Anyone got a
> copy of this?
> I'm also interested in recs of songs about him, not
> necc. involving his sounds (i.e. Suicidal Tendencies'
> "I Shot Reagan," Crucifucks' "Hinckley had a Vision,"
> DKs, Reagan Youth, etc. Any hip hop? Any *pro* Reagan
> music, recordings?
> On or off list.
I'll try to digitize, edit and post mp3s from several hours' worth of
Special Ed * Reagan radio collages this week. I''l post links to a few
files for downloading as soon as they are ready.
*(WCBN-FM 88.3 Ann Arbor - we remember Steev)
For now, here are a few:
Special Ed multiple skipping record festival splice-n-dice with Reagan
Dangling Ganglion's "Ignorance Is A Blister" (Ed Special):
Doug Kahn's famous Bill Moyers/Ronald Reagan cut/paste:
an excerpt from Cliff Roth's" the reagans speak out on drugs"
(pretty sure this is Loudon Wainwright III):
(I think I found this on Otis Fodder's 365 Days Project):
"...We begin bombong in five minutes."
I'd digitize and post my copy of "The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan",
but, well, you know . . .
A mother-load of sound files and transcripts in the MSU Library:
a short list of Reagan quotes:
"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles."
"All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored
under a desk."
"The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual
curiosity." –responding to student protests on college campuses during
his tenure as California governor
"Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons
released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and
enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources."
"We are trying to get unemployment to go up, and I think we're going
"What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it
now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that
is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless who are
homeless, you might say, by choice."
"How are you, Mr. Mayor? I'm glad to meet you. How are things in your
city?" –greeting Samual Pierce, his secretary of Housing and Urban
Development, during a White House reception for mayors
"My name is Ronald Reagan. What's yours?" –introducing himself after
delivering a prep school commencement address. The individual
responded, "I'm your son, Mike," to which Reagan replied, "Oh, I didn't
"What does an actor know about politics?" –criticizing Ed Asner for
opposing American foreign policy
"What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who's played with a chimp,
could have a future in politics?" -on Clint Eastwood's bid to become
mayor of Carmel
"A Hippie is someone who walks like Tarzan, looks like Jane and smells
"Facts are stupid things."
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and
Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist? It's someone who
understands Marx and Lenin."
" Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe
every day is April 15."
"The best social program is a productive job for anyone who's willing
" We're the party that wants to see an America in which people can
still get rich."
a few sites:
tip for the day: "Don't use any salt shaker that George H. W. Bush has
had access to."
RIP and good fucking riddance.
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