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Offline John Albert

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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2018, 03:51:36 PM »
I said it was a good thing he didn't veto it. He didn't, and if he had, it would have been overturned.

But for that he gets all the credit?

George Herbert Walker Bush deserves a good deal of the credit for the ADA because he personally invested time and effort right from the start, and his administration actively helped in drafting the bill and overcoming the blockages to its passage. With the encouragement and assistence of the White House, Congress ended up overcoming some serious opposition including that by bigoted Republicans who sought to exclude persons with AIDS from sharing in the ADA benefits. I the end, they succeeded up passing a good piece of legislation which benefits a large segment of the population that had previously been marginalized.

I'm not bringing this up in order to praise George H.W. Bush, by the way. I'm bringing it up in the interest of fairness because it's true. I don't want to be the kind of asshole who refuses to give credit where it's due, just for partisan political reasons.
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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #181 on: December 05, 2018, 05:23:04 PM »
Yeah. There are certainly a couple of good things you could say about him.
I mean that genuinely.

They are definitely outweighed by the harm he did to the world.
I also mean that genuinely.

I wasnt politically savvy during the gulf war so I cant really judge anyone who voted for him and was a very naive kid when his son stole an election and lied his way into one of the modern worlds greatest atrocities.
But were all these facts that obscure back then?? No google so I want to be generous, but jesus...his comments when asked for an apology for the shooting down of a civvy aircraft....did people know about that?

Not a big fan of democrats either. Clinton had his own warcrimes and is very probably a rapist but...demand more?

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« Reply #182 on: December 05, 2018, 05:36:58 PM »
All I'm trying to do is be evenhanded. If anybody has an inkling that I might be trying to lionize any president by the name of George Bush, I invite them to look at the Intercept article I posted on the previous page.

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« Reply #186 on: December 07, 2018, 11:04:23 AM »
Was he also something of a skeptic?


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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #187 on: December 18, 2018, 02:14:30 PM »


Penny Marshall, who played feisty Laverne in 'Laverne & Shirley' before directing movies, dies at 75 - Los Angeles Times


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Penny Marshall, who costarred as a Milwaukee brewery worker in the top-rated 1970s and ’80s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a director of hit movies such as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died. She was 75.
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Re: Notable passings and other milestones
« Reply #188 on: December 18, 2018, 02:56:03 PM »
Kind of sad. She lived a relatively respectable lifespan however.
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