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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1986, the Iran-Contra connection was revealed, in which the CIA illegally sent guns up, up to Iran, and money came down, down to the Contras, while Congress looked left and right and left and right for B and A   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Iran-Contra affair, Ronald Reagan, President Ronald Reagan's inner circle, Contras, final report, Vice President George Bush, U.S. intelligence sources, Nicaragua  
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2020-11-25 12:22:54 PM  
And senile Reagan said, "I don't recall", which may have been true, because he didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground during his second term.
 
2020-11-25 12:29:41 PM  
+30 lives to subby
 
2020-11-25 12:31:26 PM  
One of little Billy Barr's first coverups of Repuglican crimes.

'twill be a good die when he dies.
 
2020-11-25 12:32:39 PM  
Goddamn Reagan.  I'm so glad he's dead.
 
2020-11-25 12:41:11 PM  
Ollie North! [HD] - American Dad [Music]
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2020-11-25 12:43:04 PM  

Jake Havechek: Goddamn Reagan.  I'm so glad he's dead.


Killer Mike - "Reagan" (Official Music Video)
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2020-11-25 12:51:56 PM  
the first person that says "Trump" in this thread gets a monkey steals the peach.
 
2020-11-25 12:52:27 PM  
Oliver North interrupted a lot of afternoon cartoons for me when I was 6.

I've never forgiven him for that.
 
2020-11-25 12:53:21 PM  
Who decided to select and start this greenlight?
 
2020-11-25 12:54:28 PM  
Well, GHWB claimed ignorance and got himself a seat in he oval office.  I believe there were a story going around how he flew in an SR-71 to Iran to personally pay them for holding the hostages past the election.  Not sure if there was ever a two seat SR-71 and where do you put your luggage or bags of cash.
 
2020-11-25 12:56:19 PM  

steklo: the first person that says "Trump" in this thread gets a monkey steals the peach.


You were the first... how does it feel?
 
2020-11-25 12:57:00 PM  
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Fawn Hall's testimonies had me recusing myself.
 
2020-11-25 12:57:29 PM  
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2020-11-25 12:59:20 PM  

steklo: the first person that says "Trump" in this thread gets a monkey steals the peach.


But... you just...
 
2020-11-25 12:59:50 PM  
"OK, thanks for holding on to those embassy hostages for us.  Here, have we got a deal for you on TOW missiles!"
 
2020-11-25 1:00:48 PM  

nicoffeine: steklo: the first person that says "Trump" in this thread gets a monkey steals the peach.

But... you just...


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2020-11-25 1:01:26 PM  

scorpmatt: You were the first... how does it feel?


"Like a rolling stone..."
 
2020-11-25 1:01:45 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Who decided to select and start this greenlight?


Somehow, I do feel that Subby cheated.
 
2020-11-25 1:02:59 PM  
loved this one!

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2020-11-25 1:03:01 PM  
But when did they select to start?
 
2020-11-25 1:03:11 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Well, GHWB claimed ignorance and got himself a seat in he oval office.  I believe there were a story going around how he flew in an SR-71 to Iran to personally pay them for holding the hostages past the election.  Not sure if there was ever a two seat SR-71 and where do you put your luggage or bags of cash.


All SR-71s were two-seaters. Pilot, RSO.
 
2020-11-25 1:03:56 PM  
While technically not a repeat, it's the same Contra joke that was used 3 days ago in the headline

And it's not a repeat because three years earlier in 1981, Congress gave Reagan the authority to form these death squads
 
2020-11-25 1:04:36 PM  
Five years, whatevs
 
2020-11-25 1:04:52 PM  
Nice job Subby.  Memories and stuff.

For discussion:  Was Oliver North the original "Stiggin' It" person?
 
2020-11-25 1:07:03 PM  

Jake Havechek: And senile Reagan said, "I don't recall", which may have been true, because he didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground during his second term.



"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions tell me that's true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not."

I lied to you, but it *felt* true, so everything's fine, right?  GOP: yup! all good.  We'll let Ollie catch some public flak and we'll go back to normal, oppressing black people, working to limit women's rights, promoting domestic religious extremism, and ensuring the upper economic classes can shoot for sky-high profit while spreading the risk around the working class.
 
2020-11-25 1:09:33 PM  
The Konami code.  Definitely a classic.

/select was not a necessary part of the code unless you were playing 2p. Very common misconception.
 
2020-11-25 1:09:37 PM  
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2020-11-25 1:10:36 PM  

Jake Havechek: Goddamn Reagan.  I'm so glad he's dead.


I vividly remember the big deal holiday they gave to all the fed workers when he croaked.  The law firm I worked for (we were the legal counsel for Mo Udall's potus run) that normally followed all the federal holidays didn't give us that one, also didn't give us the inauguration days for republiturds.  The firm founder did announce that the normal free beer in the icebox at 5 was now free beer at noon.

Two things you can count on when a republiturd is in office:  the annual deficit will go up substantially and there will be more abortions performed nationally - you can look it up.
 
2020-11-25 1:11:01 PM  
You forgot the drugs, Subby (and History dot com).

From the National Security Archive - George Washington University (a private project, not a government agency).

The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations
"This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers. Court and hearing transcripts are also included."
 
2020-11-25 1:11:01 PM  
Reagan was a super creep with a corrupt administration.
Same with Cheney/Bush.
Both were as bad as The Orange Dumpster Fire.
 
2020-11-25 1:13:17 PM  
Every bad thing about modern America can be traced back to the Reagan years. After all, that dolt got away with multiple forms of treason and thereby emboldened idiotsRepublicans to continue committing treason against the United States.
 
2020-11-25 1:15:40 PM  

ketkarsa: Every bad thing about modern America can be traced back to the Reagan years. After all, that dolt got away with multiple forms of treason and thereby emboldened idiotsRepublicans to continue committing treason against the United States.


We're still dealing with the repercussions of Reagan's 8 year crime spree.
 
2020-11-25 1:17:22 PM  

jaytkay: You forgot the drugs,


I've always wondered the connection between Afgan Opiates and the US.


Then again we also have to blame "supply and demand"
 
2020-11-25 1:17:35 PM  
i remember this coming out, i was in civics class in high school and the teacher spent the entire rest of the semester focused on the Iran-Contra scandal.  my high school was 2 miles from NSA and the school bus drove past it.  i never looked at those buildings the same way, and yet 3 years later i would begin working in there. 

i really loved the SNL skits with "Reagan" pretending to not remember shiat, played by Phil Hartman.  brilliant.

and thus concludes this moment with "middle-aged old guy"
 
2020-11-25 1:21:03 PM  

asciibaron: i really loved the SNL skits with "Reagan" pretending to not remember shiat, played by Phil Hartman.  brilliant.


Sadly there is truth in comedy.
 
2020-11-25 1:22:16 PM  
Q: How did VP-Bush get the neighbor's kid to shoot Reagan?

A: His former minions at the CIA helped

The Hinckley's were oil-rich in Colorado, just like their friends and neighbors, the Bushes.

Neil Bush was having dinner with Scott Hinckley that same evening that his brother John tried to get Bush a promotion
 
2020-11-25 1:28:04 PM  
Another impeachable offense that went nowhere.

I'm surprised we've even had three in our country's history.   Congress really REALLY doesn't want to charge their own with criminal malfeasance.
 
2020-11-25 1:28:38 PM  

gbv23: Q: How did VP-Bush get the neighbor's kid to shoot Reagan?


So glad this is Fark and not Facebook. I almost believed this!

A+
 
2020-11-25 1:30:50 PM  

steklo: the first person that says "Trump" in this thread gets a monkey steals the peach.


thanks for volunteering
 
2020-11-25 1:31:29 PM  
Okay that was a pretty good Contra joke subs. Took me until the left and right bit before I got it.
 
2020-11-25 1:34:29 PM  
The good old days when Dems and Repubs cooperated ...

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to smuggle drugs and money into the country.
 
2020-11-25 1:34:33 PM  
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2020-11-25 1:36:31 PM  
The contras were filled with bad dudes and ikari warriors because of the narc.
 
2020-11-25 1:38:34 PM  
If there's only one thing I learned from Reagan, it's "plausible deniability".
 
2020-11-25 1:39:05 PM  

Jake Havechek: And senile Reagan said, "I don't recall", which may have been true, because he didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground during his second term.


Lies!
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2020-11-25 1:39:10 PM  

orezona: Jake Havechek: Goddamn Reagan.  I'm so glad he's dead.

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2020-11-25 1:42:11 PM  
Did the Democrats ever apologize for Iran-Contra?
 
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2020-11-25 1:42:33 PM  
and money came down, down to the Contras

Except when the account number for a wire transfer was mistyped and the money went who knows where. Because the Boland Amendment forced amateurs to take over the project.
 
2020-11-25 1:42:41 PM  

scalpod: If there's only one thing I learned from Reagan, it's "plausible deniability".


I thought that was from that Clancy/Harrison Ford movie.
 
2020-11-25 1:45:20 PM  

gaslight: Did the Democrats ever apologize for Iran-Contra?


They haven't even apologized for Watergate.
 
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