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2013-07-14 08:53:37 PM
He was our most delicious president.
 
2013-07-14 08:55:21 PM

Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.


Followed by Taft.
 
2013-07-14 08:55:23 PM
Paging what_now. what_now, please report to thread 7841829
 
2013-07-14 08:55:52 PM
A CVN. How, uh, fitting.

better than the USS Walter Mondale
 
2013-07-14 08:58:17 PM

Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.


now thats superfluous!
 
2013-07-14 09:11:00 PM

jm105: Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.

Followed by Taft.


so much tallow
 
2013-07-14 09:13:01 PM
I heard he could also make the Kessel run in 18 parsecs.
 
2013-07-14 09:19:54 PM

DarnoKonrad: jm105: Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.

Followed by Taft.

so much tallow


www.rebellesociety.com

Say what you will about Taft, but he cleaned up the country.
 
2013-07-14 09:24:55 PM
He would've been the senseless age of 100 today.
 
2013-07-14 09:26:39 PM
 
2013-07-14 09:27:30 PM
I don't get it subby.  Anything to do with the fact that he played for University of Michigan Wolverines?  I'm old enough to remember he was a klutz and was tripping a lot as President and didn't know that Poland was still under Communist control.
 
2013-07-14 09:29:20 PM

eldie: I don't get it subby.  Anything to do with the fact that he played for University of Michigan Wolverines?  I'm old enough to remember he was a klutz and was tripping a lot as President and didn't know that Poland was still under Communist control.


Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* *click* *click* ..hola bambe, allah bumba bubba hulla humba hey
 
2013-07-14 09:34:13 PM

Satanic_Hamster: [www.danacarvey.net image 320x240]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhwiuRbOEE


Thank you.  I never saw that segment from Saturday Night Live.  Very funny.  And he did play for University of Michigan Wolverines also.
 
2013-07-14 09:34:51 PM
I can never remember if he actually died, or if it was only that sketch.

/Checks wikipedia
//Yup, he's really gone.
 
2013-07-14 09:36:09 PM

CokeBear: I can never remember if he actually died, or if it was only that sketch.

/Checks wikipedia
//Yup, he's really gone.


As I recall his obit thread referenced the SNL sketch.
 
2013-07-14 09:36:09 PM
pardon me
 
2013-07-14 09:40:03 PM
He's probably drunkenly stumbling down a perpetual flight of stairs.
 
2013-07-14 09:54:05 PM
img708.imageshack.us

Happy Birthday President Ford.
 
2013-07-14 09:54:28 PM

Nefarious: CokeBear: I can never remember if he actually died, or if it was only that sketch.

/Checks wikipedia
//Yup, he's really gone.

As I recall his obit thread referenced the SNL sketch.


I remember commenting in that thread.

https://www.fark.com/comments/2500604/Tragedy-today-Gerald-Ford-dead -a t-age-of-93-He-was-delicious
 
2013-07-14 09:54:50 PM

blacknite: Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.

now thats superfluous!


He's a former president, are you saying he's not delicious?
 
2013-07-14 09:55:53 PM

cameroncrazy1984: eldie: I don't get it subby.  Anything to do with the fact that he played for University of Michigan Wolverines?  I'm old enough to remember he was a klutz and was tripping a lot as President and didn't know that Poland was still under Communist control.

Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* *click* *click* ..hola bambe, allah bumba bubba hulla humba hey


Good, try a little sadder...
 
2013-07-14 10:09:38 PM
The replacement for Spiro Agnew? I still have mine in the box, in mint condition, but the batteries will need to be checked and I don't think it ever picked up FM stations very well.
 
2013-07-14 10:22:27 PM

NewportBarGuy: He's probably drunkenly stumbling down a perpetual flight of stairs.


NARROWS EYES
 
2013-07-14 10:24:30 PM

andrewagill: Nefarious: CokeBear: I can never remember if he actually died, or if it was only that sketch.

/Checks wikipedia
//Yup, he's really gone.

As I recall his obit thread referenced the SNL sketch.

I remember commenting in that thread.

https://www.fark.com/comments/2500604/Tragedy-today-Gerald-Ford-dead -a t-age-of-93-He-was-delicious


I can't believe I didn't comment in that thread. It must have been before my time.
 
2013-07-14 10:33:59 PM
www.american-buddha.com

RIP Ford Prefect
 
2013-07-14 10:39:47 PM
Mr. Ford was a college athlete and actually one of our more physically adroit presidents. But he fell once or twice skiing and stumbled on some helicopter stairs, so the media thought they had nailed down a pattern.

RIP, Mr. President ... except for the whole pardon thing. Your rationale was to not prolong national argument and anxiety, but perhaps we needed that catharsis. We needed to throw a few eggs at Nixon, just like the folks in Latin America got to do.
 
2013-07-14 10:50:44 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Mr. Ford was a college athlete and actually one of our more physically adroit presidents. But he fell once or twice skiing and stumbled on some helicopter stairs, so the media thought they had nailed down a pattern.


This is true. The whole "clumsy oaf" narrative was horribly unfair.

RIP, Mr. President ... except for the whole pardon thing. Your rationale was to not prolong national argument and anxiety, but perhaps we needed that catharsis. We needed to throw a few eggs at Nixon, just like the folks in Latin America got to do.

Long before he became president, long before he became vice president, Gerald Ford revealed himself to be a vicious partisan attack dog. His relentless efforts to bring down Earl Warren were shameful. He was an improvement over Nixon, in the same sense that bone cancer is an improvement over pancreatic cancer.
 
2013-07-14 11:06:55 PM

blacknite: Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.

now thats superfluous!


He's an ex-president, are you saying he's not delicious?!
 
2013-07-14 11:36:28 PM
Left a bad taste in one's mouth.
 
2013-07-14 11:49:00 PM
US Navy photos - June 1944 - "Activities aboard USS Monterey (CVL-26)"
The blond guy jumping for the ball is Jerry Ford

upload.wikimedia.org


i12.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-14 11:59:06 PM

BMulligan: His relentless efforts to bring down Earl Warren were shameful


When did this happen?
 
2013-07-14 11:59:43 PM

what_now: NewportBarGuy: He's probably drunkenly stumbling down a perpetual flight of stairs.

NARROWS EYES


Hey! Be nice. heh...
 
2013-07-15 12:09:52 AM
Thanks subby, that made me laugh.
 
2013-07-15 12:10:34 AM

jaytkay: US Navy photos - June 1944 - "Activities aboard USS Monterey (CVL-26)"
The blond guy jumping for the ball is Jerry Ford


You can be my wingman anytime, Mr. President.
 
2013-07-15 12:22:11 AM
A presidential wreath-laying ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at Ford's tomb. It was followed by the unveiling of a scale model of the USS Gerald R. Ford in the lobby of the Ford Presidential Museum.

Why not a Ford Thunderbird instead?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-15 12:45:06 AM

Satanic_Hamster: [www.danacarvey.net image 320x240]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhwiuRbOEE


It's incredible how they were only off by 10 years.
 
2013-07-15 01:46:28 AM
Ford was all right.

He still came off like a chump pardoning Nixon, though. Don't care what the reason was they gave, that was his total Party Tool moment.

My favorite Ford anecdote however is when he went to China and the brass band they had there played the University of Michigan fight song instead of Hail to the Chief.

Classy.
 
2013-07-15 01:51:28 AM

BMulligan: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Mr. Ford was a college athlete and actually one of our more physically adroit presidents. But he fell once or twice skiing and stumbled on some helicopter stairs, so the media thought they had nailed down a pattern.

This is true. The whole "clumsy oaf" narrative was horribly unfair.

RIP, Mr. President ... except for the whole pardon thing. Your rationale was to not prolong national argument and anxiety, but perhaps we needed that catharsis. We needed to throw a few eggs at Nixon, just like the folks in Latin America got to do.

Long before he became president, long before he became vice president, Gerald Ford revealed himself to be a vicious partisan attack dog. His relentless efforts to bring down Earl Warren were shameful. He was an improvement over Nixon, in the same sense that bone cancer is an improvement over pancreatic cancer.


Really? I did not know that. Perhaps my nostalgia is misdirected ...
 
2013-07-15 02:02:41 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: BMulligan: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Mr. Ford was a college athlete and actually one of our more physically adroit presidents. But he fell once or twice skiing and stumbled on some helicopter stairs, so the media thought they had nailed down a pattern.

This is true. The whole "clumsy oaf" narrative was horribly unfair.

RIP, Mr. President ... except for the whole pardon thing. Your rationale was to not prolong national argument and anxiety, but perhaps we needed that catharsis. We needed to throw a few eggs at Nixon, just like the folks in Latin America got to do.

Long before he became president, long before he became vice president, Gerald Ford revealed himself to be a vicious partisan attack dog. His relentless efforts to bring down Earl Warren were shameful. He was an improvement over Nixon, in the same sense that bone cancer is an improvement over pancreatic cancer.

Really? I did not know that. Perhaps my nostalgia is misdirected ...


He was one of the movers and shakers in the effort to delegitimize the Warren Court. He spoke out against Warren often, and although he was not technically part of the effort to impeach Warren he did lead the effort to impeach William O. Douglas, presumably because he thought Douglas was an easier target (by 1970 Douglas was starting to show signs of dementia) and an easier way to disturb Warren's coalition. Ford was the guy who famously pronounced that "an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history."
 
2013-07-15 02:07:49 AM

BMulligan: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Mr. Ford was a college athlete and actually one of our more physically adroit presidents. But he fell once or twice skiing and stumbled on some helicopter stairs, so the media thought they had nailed down a pattern.

This is true. The whole "clumsy oaf" narrative was horribly unfair.

RIP, Mr. President ... except for the whole pardon thing. Your rationale was to not prolong national argument and anxiety, but perhaps we needed that catharsis. We needed to throw a few eggs at Nixon, just like the folks in Latin America got to do.

Long before he became president, long before he became vice president, Gerald Ford revealed himself to be a vicious partisan attack dog. His relentless efforts to bring down Earl Warren were shameful. He was an improvement over Nixon, in the same sense that bone cancer is an improvement over pancreatic cancer.


*goes to Warren article on Wikipedia*
*ctrlf for Gerald Ford*
nada

Please elaborate.
 
2013-07-15 08:13:49 AM

zerkalo: A CVN. How, uh, fitting.

better than the USS Walter Mondale


It *IS* actually fitting, in the same way that naming a submarine after Jimmy Carter is fitting:  They both served on those respective types of ships.  It's actually even more fitting for Ford:  Like George H. W. Bush, he served on carriers during WWII.
 
2013-07-15 08:51:22 AM
oi43.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-15 09:16:57 AM
Thank you, Gerald Ford, for reminding us all that the law exists only to keep the little people in line.
 
2013-07-15 09:57:30 AM
media.aintitcool.com

President Ford's last moments
 
2013-07-15 10:20:01 AM

dittybopper: zerkalo: A CVN. How, uh, fitting.

better than the USS Walter Mondale

It *IS* actually fitting, in the same way that naming a submarine after Jimmy Carter is fitting:  They both served on those respective types of ships.  It's actually even more fitting for Ford:  Like George H. W. Bush, he served on carriers during WWII.


If that was so important, they would have to rename the Love Boat to the Ronald Reagan.
 
2013-07-15 11:45:43 AM

Vertdang: [media.aintitcool.com image 580x364]

President Ford's last moments


Awesome movie.
 
2013-07-15 11:51:06 AM
Gerald Ford agreed to name the prototype space shuttle Enterprise in response to Star Trek fans and also due to his World War II service, during which he had this view of the USS Enterprise (CV-6). The Navy's future USS Enterprise (CVN-80) will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier.
 
2013-07-15 12:15:24 PM

eldie: I don't get it subby.  Anything to do with the fact that he played for University of Michigan Wolverines?  I'm old enough to remember he was a klutz  and was tripping a lot as President

Unfortunately, he couldn't fart and chew gum at the same time.


Attending the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, Ford played center and linebacker for the school's football team leading the Wolverines to undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933. The team suffered a steep decline in his senior year, however, winning only one game. Ford was the team's star nonetheless, and after a game during which Michigan held heavily favored Minnesota (the eventual national champion) to a scoreless tie in the first half, assistant coach Bennie Oosterbaan later said, "When I walked into the dressing room at half time, I had tears in my eyes I was so proud of them."

His teammates later voted Ford their most valuable player
.

Center is not a position that klutzes don't usually excel at.
 
2013-07-15 12:42:47 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Center is not a position that klutzes don't usually excel at.


Wat?
 
2013-07-15 06:07:50 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: eldie: I don't get it subby.  Anything to do with the fact that he played for University of Michigan Wolverines?  I'm old enough to remember he was a klutz  and was tripping a lot as President

Unfortunately, he couldn't fart and chew gum at the same time.

Attending the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, Ford played center and linebacker for the school's football team leading the Wolverines to undefeated seasons and national titles in 1932 and 1933. The team suffered a steep decline in his senior year, however, winning only one game. Ford was the team's star nonetheless, and after a game during which Michigan held heavily favored Minnesota (the eventual national champion) to a scoreless tie in the first half, assistant coach Bennie Oosterbaan later said, "When I walked into the dressing room at half time, I had tears in my eyes I was so proud of them."

His teammates later voted Ford their most valuable player .

Center is not a position that klutzes don't usually excel at.


He was center-right at best.
 
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