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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1970, President Nixon had "the weirdest day so far" of his presidency, which somehow did not involve attempting to buy Greenland, drawing on a weather map with a sharpie, fast food, or saluting enemy generals   (history.com) divider line
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2022-05-09 1:59:49 PM  
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2022-05-09 2:00:11 PM  
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2022-05-09 2:10:10 PM  
"What?"
-- Richard Nixon as quoted by Thomas Pynchon in Gravity's Rainbow
 
2022-05-09 2:11:07 PM  
I assumed it was this.
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2022-05-09 2:14:41 PM  
Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.
 
2022-05-09 2:16:37 PM  
You forgot inciting and conspiring with traitors in white nationalist groups and Congress and the Senate to try to overthrow a democratic election.  And 25,000 lies.
 
2022-05-09 2:16:43 PM  
I have to say, at least he tried. These days politicians wouldn't do such a thing because they are afraid they'd be physically torn to pieces.
 
2022-05-09 2:17:01 PM  

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1-termers say what?
 
2022-05-09 2:17:10 PM  
".. when some replied that they had come from Syracuse the president responded by talking about the school's football team."

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2022-05-09 2:17:52 PM  
At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.
 
2022-05-09 2:18:09 PM  
He Bozoed  and Rebozoed
 
2022-05-09 2:18:13 PM  
I just watched a film called Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words. It includes lots of horrendous conversations from tapes I hadn't been aware of. An amazing film, particularly for anybody who needs a reminder about what a vile, criminal, racist person Richard Nixon was.

Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words 2014 Full Documentary HD
Youtube 18fsPrZwNiE
 
2022-05-09 2:18:48 PM  
Nixon was a lot of bad things (and then a few more after that) but he wasn't a dumbass.

TFG is someplace lower than dumbass level as far as intellect and intelligence.
 
2022-05-09 2:21:59 PM  
"At least Nixon tried?" "At least he wasn't a psychopath?"

Holy farking Jesus. Watch the film.
 
2022-05-09 2:22:51 PM  
... but his audience struggled to follow along. "As far as sentence structure," one of them later told a reporter, "there was none."

Nixon was well known to go on alcohol fueled benders, and if you read the article, going on an impromptu late night walk, having a long meandering chat with randos followed by breakfast to help with the hangover is exactly what a drunk would do
 
2022-05-09 2:26:04 PM  

Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.


Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?
 
2022-05-09 2:27:32 PM  
Interesting that Nixon had breakfast at the Mayflower Hotel, where several of the 1/6 seditionists stayed.

🤔 🤯
 
2022-05-09 2:29:27 PM  

enry: Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.

Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?


Nixon also gave us the HMO Act so his BFF Edgar Kaiser could get rich while working class Americans could enjoy not being able to afford medical care and die

We actually need a militarized presence in space, though the Air Force was already handling that
 
2022-05-09 2:30:15 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I assumed it was this.
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I didn't know Elvis had one arm. Cool.
 
2022-05-09 2:30:25 PM  
Presley visit?
 
2022-05-09 2:36:58 PM  
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2022-05-09 2:39:51 PM  

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When we are finally done dealing with the ramifications of the shiat those treasonous assholes did as president, we'll quit "crying".
 
2022-05-09 2:40:55 PM  

enry: Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.

Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?


The space Force time had come; we'd have seen it whomever the President had been. The problem is it was done by Trump, so it was done half-assed and without the country's needs as the primary focus.
 
2022-05-09 2:42:32 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: You forgot inciting and conspiring with traitors in white nationalist groups and Congress and the Senate to try to overthrow a democratic election.  And 25,000 lies.


Against postponing the Vietnam peace talks until after his re-election. American soldiers died in the interval so this bastard could get re-elected. Not to mention burglarising the opposition, using federal agencies to spy on his opponents and lying to Congress.

I think we're about even in the bad deeds department. Nixon was smarter than Trump, though just as evil.

F*ck 'em both with a splintered baseball bat.
 
2022-05-09 3:02:20 PM  

tasteme: Rapmaster2000: I assumed it was this.
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I didn't know Elvis had one arm. Cool.


You should've heard him on the drums.
 
2022-05-09 3:03:56 PM  

enry: Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.

Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?


Don't forget he gave us a wall. A wall that is practically complete, it only lacked some final touches.

But somehow hordes of illegals are still coming through so vote Republican.
 
2022-05-09 3:06:12 PM  

Fart_Machine: Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.


Well except that he didn't.

"Police did not clear D.C.'s Lafayette Square of protesters so Trump could hold a photo op, new report says"

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/police-did-not-clear-d-c-s-lafayette-park-protestors-n1270126

Trump did look rather stupid waving a bible around though.
 
2022-05-09 3:07:48 PM  

KCinPA: Fart_Machine: Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.

Well except that he didn't.

"Police did not clear D.C.'s Lafayette Square of protesters so Trump could hold a photo op, new report says"

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/police-did-not-clear-d-c-s-lafayette-park-protestors-n1270126

Trump did look rather stupid waving a bible around though.


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2022-05-09 3:07:54 PM  
Nixon was wrong. TFG is wrong and stupid.

Nixon had more faults than I have time to list here, though the "War on Drugs" and it intended impact to criminalize generations of people, particularly people of color, has to be in the top 10, right?

But it does do me a bit of good to know that he had trouble sleeping at night.

I'm sure TFG sleeps like a baby, because that is what babies do.
 
2022-05-09 3:13:59 PM  

clovercat: enry: Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.

Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?

Don't forget he gave us a wall. A wall that is practically complete, it only lacked some final touches.

But somehow hordes of illegals are still coming through so vote Republican.


If by "final touches" you mean "stable foundation so it doesn't fall over" you'd be right.
 
2022-05-09 3:14:22 PM  

Flowery Twats: Nana's Vibrator: You forgot inciting and conspiring with traitors in white nationalist groups and Congress and the Senate to try to overthrow a democratic election.  And 25,000 lies.

Against postponing the Vietnam peace talks until after his re-election. American soldiers died in the interval so this bastard could get re-elected. Not to mention burglarising the opposition, using federal agencies to spy on his opponents and lying to Congress.

I think we're about even in the bad deeds department. Nixon was smarter than Trump, though just as evil.

F*ck 'em both with a splintered baseball bat.


Well, and you are leaving out the blatantly criminal sabotage of peace talks before he became president, in order to win that election.

Kissinger (the war criminal several times over) was a consultant in the effort to bring peace talks under LBJ. He was also a consultant in the Nixon campaign at the same time. Nixon et al made contact with South Vietnam and basically told them to hold out and Nixon would get them a better deal. So the South sand bagged the talks.

So if you are keeping score at home, Nixon, TWICE held off on ending the war to further his own political ends. Plus war crimed like a mother farker in Cambodia. And then war crimed in Bangladesh so he could score the China visit, also for craven political ends.

TFG is worse, but all Republican presidents of most of our lifetimes are are shiat. And Nixon is one of the biggest shiats. Really only beats out the marmalade Mugabe because Nixon was willing to step aside.
 
2022-05-09 3:24:01 PM  

Fart_Machine: Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.


Trump is Nixon minus the intelligence and integrity.
 
2022-05-09 3:39:38 PM  

Flowery Twats: Nana's Vibrator: You forgot inciting and conspiring with traitors in white nationalist groups and Congress and the Senate to try to overthrow a democratic election.  And 25,000 lies.

Against postponing the Vietnam peace talks until after his re-election. American soldiers died in the interval so this bastard could get re-elected. Not to mention burglarising the opposition, using federal agencies to spy on his opponents and lying to Congress.

I think we're about even in the bad deeds department. Nixon was smarter than Trump, though just as evil.

F*ck 'em both with a splintered baseball bat.


I hope you stick to your principals when Durham gets done with the DNC/HC because the shiat is getting real and it sure sounds a lot like the last one you listed.
 
2022-05-09 3:43:51 PM  
Nixon should have been the rags to riches president. For me, outside of deaths, he is our most tragic president in terms of wasted potential.
 
2022-05-09 3:52:32 PM  

KCinPA: Fart_Machine: Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.

Well except that he didn't.

"Police did not clear D.C.'s Lafayette Square of protesters so Trump could hold a photo op, new report says"

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/police-did-not-clear-d-c-s-lafayette-park-protestors-n1270126

Trump did look rather stupid waving a bible around though.


upside-down
 
2022-05-09 3:53:45 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Fart_Machine: Nixon met with protesters.

Trump hid in a bunker and tear-gassed a church so he could pose for a photo op.

Trump is Nixon minus the intelligence and integrity.


Wow, that's incredible chutzpah to allege that Nixon was acquainted with "integrity".

/granted, Trump took lack of integrity to new heights, but....
 
2022-05-09 3:58:35 PM  

virgo47: kdawg7736: [i.imgflip.com image 500x562]

1-termers say what?


Nixon was not a one-termer.  He was re-elected in 1972 and resigned in 1974.  So 1.5 termer .
 
2022-05-09 4:11:23 PM  

WastrelWay: I have to say, at least he tried. These days politicians wouldn't do such a thing because they are afraid they'd be physically torn to pieces.


Let's see, the biggest protest ever was the Women's March. No one was armed. Now, 6 Jan, yes, they *were* armed.

Who's going to be torn apart?
 
2022-05-09 4:12:18 PM  

enry: clovercat: enry: Destructor: At least Nixon tried.

Trump, alas, is a complete psychopath.

Nixon gave us the EPA.
TFG gave us...Space Force?

Don't forget he gave us a wall. A wall that is practically complete, it only lacked some final touches.

But somehow hordes of illegals are still coming through so vote Republican.

If by "final touches" you mean "stable foundation so it doesn't fall over" you'd be right.


That could be.  Donald didn't specify what final touches were needed, only that it was practically complete.
 
2022-05-09 4:17:09 PM  
Nixon was the gold standard for corruption for so long it seems almost quaint.   But he damaged this old country and gave us Kissinger (rather, Kissinger gave us Nixon, but whatever).  Trump is just a slimy grifter who would make a deal with anyone to make a buck.   Nixon was worse in many ways.  Just as the Taiwanese.
 
2022-05-09 4:27:24 PM  
The only ONLY thing was worthy of praise was his approval of Voyager series.

/dead stop
 
2022-05-09 4:30:01 PM  
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2022-05-09 4:32:18 PM  
Nixon was fun

those were the days, my friend
 
2022-05-09 4:42:15 PM  
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2022-05-09 4:56:52 PM  
I'd have to vote for Hunter Thompson's obituary for Richard Nixon as one of the most delightful pieces of literature ever produced. Nixon was a deranged, twisted, and evil man, who does have the one qualifying feature that we want him on the Republican ballot: he's dead, and Hell sure isn't letting him loose.
 
2022-05-09 5:02:52 PM  
Nixon gave us a president for whom no one voted.
 
2022-05-09 5:14:39 PM  

Shatners Agent: The only ONLY thing was worthy of praise was his approval of Voyager series.

/dead stop


meh. That show wouldn't have lasted half as long without sexy-borg

What are we talking about again?
 
2022-05-09 5:30:49 PM  
That was before Republicans learned that there was no bottom to the barrel they could sink, and still have millions of supporters.
 
2022-05-09 5:40:39 PM  

lizaardvark: I'd have to vote for Hunter Thompson's obituary for Richard Nixon as one of the most delightful pieces of literature ever produced. Nixon was a deranged, twisted, and evil man, who does have the one qualifying feature that we want him on the Republican ballot: he's dead, and Hell sure isn't letting him loose.


Came here to post the same. For anyone that hasn't had the pleasure. HST's Nixon Obit:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/07/he-was-a-crook/308699/

If only had HST been able to hang on until the Trump years, I can only imagine what we would have gotten from him. Alas, there was no way in hell of that happening.

/Buy the ticket, take the ride.
 
2022-05-09 5:45:39 PM  

Stud Gerbil: Nixon was worse in many ways.  Just as the Taiwanese.


Yeah, those Taiwanese are the worst.
 
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