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(Buzzfeed)   Remember how much fun the White House had with AIDS in the 80s? Ah, good times...good times   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 17
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2013-12-03 09:14:27 AM
That first exchange reads like a who's on first routine.
 
2013-12-03 09:24:45 AM
I remember how much fun the 80s had with AIDS.  That's why the 90s made me wear a condom to go to the movies.
 
2013-12-03 09:38:23 AM
I only vaguely remember these conferences.  But I do remember the indifference.  And I remember my parents' own uninformed hysteria.  Sadly, they were not unique.

They told me they'd pull me out of high school if we had a Ryan White there.
 
2013-12-03 09:45:09 AM
Bizarrely, I grew up in the South in the 80s, and somehow my sex-ed classes were intelligent, informed, and entirely lacking in this sort of thing. I remember talking to kids from other schools, and they laughed like this. I didn't get it at the time.

Now, I look back on this, and I am absolutely amazed and grateful that I lucked into the education that I did. It should NOT have been possible, in that place and time.
 
2013-12-03 10:14:59 AM
Larry was getting badgered with some of those questions. I thought the press pool was going to start to ask him if he knew what happens when you find as stranger in the alps? (A: you catch aids, that's what!)

And that reporter in the last set of text turned out to be an dumb a-hole becuase he's treating the WH press secretary as though Reagan is an idiot for not going on a panic to prevent the spread of AIDS through SALIVA. Now, I know that back then we weren't entirely sure how AIDS was passed on... but this guy was going at it as though he knew. If farking doctors and researchers didn't know, then how did that reporter claim to know? So apparently lazy and ignorant journalism isn't just a new thing.
 
2013-12-03 10:56:15 AM
 
2013-12-03 11:34:07 AM
Poking fun at the Reagan era is just a way the liberals want to distract us from what's really going on in the world.

Namely, that four people died in Benghazi.
 
2013-12-03 12:18:56 PM

kbronsito: Larry was getting badgered with some of those questions. I thought the press pool was going to start to ask him if he knew what happens when you find as stranger in the alps? (A: you catch aids, that's what!)

And that reporter in the last set of text turned out to be an dumb a-hole becuase he's treating the WH press secretary as though Reagan is an idiot for not going on a panic to prevent the spread of AIDS through SALIVA. Now, I know that back then we weren't entirely sure how AIDS was passed on... but this guy was going at it as though he knew. If farking doctors and researchers didn't know, then how did that reporter claim to know? So apparently lazy and ignorant journalism isn't just a new thing.


So vote Reagan.
 
2013-12-03 12:25:20 PM
And even when the word got out that lotsa people were dying from AIDS there was hostility to the victims, because it was only killing gay men, even when it wasn't.

You know. Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell said AIDs was God's revenge on gays even when it wasn't just killing gays.

On the other hand one of the only things that GW Bush of all people did right was fight AIDS in Africa.
 
2013-12-03 12:28:11 PM
The comments are gold. We really can't have nice things.
 
2013-12-03 12:29:59 PM

netringer: And even when the word got out that lotsa people were dying from AIDS there was hostility to the victims, because it was only killing gay men, even when it wasn't.

You know. Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell said AIDs was God's revenge on gays even when it wasn't just killing gays.

On the other hand one of the only things that GW Bush of all people did right was fight AIDS in Africa.


He didn't do that right, either.
 
2013-12-03 01:04:51 PM
LOL, lots of gays died
 
2013-12-03 01:28:15 PM
Remember when Regan screwed up the economy forever? Lol!
 
2013-12-03 03:46:18 PM
 
2013-12-03 06:54:00 PM
One of the first AIDS victims in NYC lived in my grandmother's building and the residents freaked out when he died. The Department of Health came in and sterilized his whole apartment. They did everything but paint a black cross on the door although I believe they painted the door white for some reason..
 
2013-12-04 12:34:25 PM
www.readme.cc
 
2013-12-04 06:32:04 PM
Odd, in most fark threads people laugh when fools earn a darwin award.
 
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