[Rumori] Reagan Rot

Ed Special 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:

> Greetings.
> 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.
> Thanks

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  
edits from
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  
to succeed."

  "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  
recognize you."

  "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  
like Cheetah."

"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  
to work."

" 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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