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(The Detroit_News)   President Ford would've been 100 years old today if it hadn't have been for those wolves   (detroitnews.com) divider line 10
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2013-07-15 06:07:50 PM
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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.
2013-07-15 11:51:06 AM
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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 02:07:49 AM
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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 01:46:28 AM
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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.
2013-07-14 10:50:44 PM
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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 10:39:47 PM
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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 09:54:05 PM
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Happy Birthday President Ford.
2013-07-14 09:29:20 PM
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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 08:58:17 PM
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Lackofname: He was our most delicious president.


now thats superfluous!
2013-07-14 08:53:37 PM
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He was our most delicious president.
 
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