Commentary by Joe McEvoy WWH/CJE-
REBECCA SCHOENKOPF doesn’t really know her history and her writing kinda sucks. So be leery when she talks of politics. REBECCA SCHOENKOPF is also a total idiot when it comes to Hippies.
Following Becky’s line of thinking that everyone protesting during the 60s was a Hippie and protests were nonsence Then all black folk are “Black Panther Revolutionaries”anyone who enjoys a rainbow is Gay. (Not that there is anything wrong with it) And because you teach, have worked for the Media and post a blog you can write.
REBECCA is correct about a few things though; Ronny was a prick and he did destroy education in California and beyond.
A few words to Rebecca; Try a google search before writing (your) facts. And shut the fuck up about Hippies.
The October Surprise conspiracy theory refers to an alleged plot to influence the outcome of the 1980 United States presidential election between incumbent Jimmy Carter (D–GA) and opponent Ronald Reagan (R–CA).
One of the leading national issues during that year was the release of 52 Americans being held hostage in Iran since November 4, 1979. Reagan won the election. On the day of his inauguration, in fact, 20 min after he concluded his inaugural address, the Islamic Republic of Iran announced the release of the hostages. The timing gave rise to an allegation that representatives of Reagan’s presidential campaign had conspired with Iran to delay the release until after the election to thwart President Carter from pulling off an “October surprise”.
The Reagan Administration rewarded Iran for its participation in the plot by supplying Iran with weapons via Israel and by unblocking Iranian government monetary assets in US banks.
Several individuals—most notably former Iranian President Abulhassan Banisadr,former Naval intelligence officer and National Security Council member Gary Sick; and former Reagan/Bush campaign and White House staffer Barbara Honegger—have stood by the allegation. There have been allegations that the plane crash that killed the Portuguese Prime Minister, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, in 1980 was in fact an assassination of the Defence Minister, Adelino Amaro da Costa, who had said that he had documents concerning the October surprise conspiracy theory and was planning on taking them to the United Nations General Assembly.
Rebecca, do you really want your readers to believe “Hippies” corrupted this man?
California Republicans were impressed with Reagan’s willingness to alter his previous political views and ability to lie after his “Time for Choosing” speech, (Totally written by someone else) and nominated him as the Republican party candidate for Governor in 1966.
Reagan’s campaign emphasized two main themes: “to send the welfare bums back to work”, and regarding burgeoning anti-war student protests threatening the Military Industrial Establishment at the University of California at Berkeley, “to clean up the mess at Berkeley”.
by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF,wonkette.com Here is a fun story from the LA Times! It is about California’s “University” of “California” “system,” and how Ronald Reagan lied on it, and crushed Cali’s legendary governor Pat Brown (father of Kathleen) by lying on it, and then became governor and broke it. It is also about the total ease with which Reagan told those lies, in case any of you youngs were not aware that Ronald Reagan’s fantasy land was not the result of dementia or alzheimer’s but rather from being a congenital liar who is married to Morgan Fairchild:
So, there were some beatniks and hippies and Mario Savio protesting for some nonsense at the People’s Park in Oakland and stuff, and Reagan basically campaigned on that, so the hippies basically gave the GOP California in addition to giving the country to Nixon by rioting in Chicago in ’68. (THANKS HIPPIES.) Then this happened:
Reagan went on to charge that left-wing professors were using Berkeley’s classrooms as a “political propaganda base,” that undergraduate applications were plummeting and that professors were quitting at three times the normal rate. He offered no evidence for these charges. When Kerr countered that undergraduate applications were actually up 35% over the prior year, Reagan claimed that UC had lowered its standards to achieve those numbers. In fact, the standards had not changed since 1960.
Reagan’s rhetoric helped carry him to a landslide victory that November.
Of course he did. Then some other stuff happened some more:
And he continued his attacks. He complained about “subsidizing intellectual curiosity.” His auditors suggested that UC sell its rare book collection to generate state revenue. He thrust the governor’s office into areas traditionally left to campus officials, such as screening faculty appointments.
Reagan’s battles with Berkeley reached a climax in 1969 with the protests over a parcel of university land known as People’s Park. Some demonstrators were violent, but law enforcement forces under his authority overreacted and shot dozens of bystanders with birdshot and buckshot. Reagan then imposed martial law on Berkeley, and his military chief dispatched a helicopter that spread tear gas into schools, homes and a hospital.
Reagan succeeded in cutting UC’s budget, and the Los Angeles Times in 1973 reported the now all-too-familiar results: larger classes, fewer dollars spent per student, heavier teaching loads, packed libraries and dirty buildings. And conditions have deteriorated since then.
Your editrix teaches journalism — hahahahahahaha — at the University of California Riverside. Students are paying more than $30 thousand per year (including housing) to attend. Your editrix’s classroom does not have so much as a projector. Because “takers.”
Read more at http://wonkette.com/515798/in-case-you-forgot-ronald-reagan-was-a-dick#whUq5KZ56679iMdb.99