Thursday, January 19, 2006


Blogger Kyle Foley said...

make poverty history

"WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs - education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans - would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all."

Sunday, January 15, 2006 7:05:00 AM  
Blogger Semper Fi said...

Gee, Kyle, I thought that one-third of my income was already going to all of those utopian causes.

Maybe all of us working stiffs who are already unwillingly supporting Belafonte's UNICEF, paying illegals to rebuild New Orleans, educating the whole of Africa for the past twenty-years about unsafe sex, throwing good money after bad into America's black hole of public education's ongoing dismal failure to educate, paying exorbitant health care costs because we pay not only for our own care but for the care of a dozen other non-insured, and pouring our military's blood out on the sands of ungrateful countries in the name of freedom, think we are already being conned enough by the touchy-feely liberals whose unrealistic view of the world is only less flawed by their thinking that I and a few million others would continue to bust our butts in jobs to pay even more for all of the goodies Kyle believes the great unwashed of humanity so deserve.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Wordsmith: I came over here because of a comment you left on Mark Maness's blog. I liked it, so decided to check out your blog. I've been reading your previous posts and think you are running a very impressive blog here!

I also agree with the comments of semper fi above, so much so that I'm going to go check out his blog. :)

Also... cograts on the invitation. That's quite impressive!

Sunday, January 15, 2006 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It's not like I did anything special to deserve being included, Gayle! I am honored, though, that Mike did give me the invite. I think he welcomes anyone out there who wishes to participate; not just the bloggers he already knows and posts with.

Thanks for visiting, Gayle; I'll have to come by your places for a visit.

Semper Fi...always good to hear from you!

Kyle, your link didn't work for me!

Sunday, January 15, 2006 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Wordsmith: Just RUB IT IN about being 7 during the Carter/Reagan election... You young people!

I noticed some other folks have a media player associated with their web page other than the microsoft product and that might be the problem.

I posted the direct link under the player:

You should be able to click on that, or load it into a page.

I'll be putting up more excerpts of Reagan reflections throughout the week.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks...I already saw your response back at your own pad...can't get enough of Mike's America!

Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

And to clarify for those here....I was 7 around the time of Ford/Carter.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:52:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Ah, I was a mere 16 when Carter lost to Reagan. I did however, vote for Reagan's re-election in '84.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:36:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Thank you for stopping by my place. You said I was very nice for not putting my readers through another viewing of Ted Kennedy. That's because I have two blogs and the all time worst picture of him ever is on the other one! I just couldn't bring myself to do it twice in one day! :)

I'm going to have to link you to both of my blogs. Hope you don't mind.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'm going to have to link you to both of my blogs. Hope you don't mind.

Egad...I don't think I could handle anymore traffic...I get so many visitor comments, I don't know what to do with 'em all.[/sarcasm]

I linked you earlier, the moment I saw the great restraint you had in with-holding the Ted Kennedy picture.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I think I should feel insulted. Am I not the one that directed you to Mike's America's blog in the first place?

Who was the first person that commented on your blog back when you first started it, Smithy?

And yet, I have received no invitation from Mike. I was 28 in 1980. And I was still a Liberal then.

Even though I was one of the ones that didn't like Reagan during his first term, I always said, Like him or not, the guy does what he promises. I respected him for that, and ultimately, he may have been who changed me to a conservative.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I wouldn't be surprised if you were the one to lead me to Mike's America.

Who was the first person that commented on your blog back when you first started it, Smithy?

You were, daddy-o! By the Grace of God and a stroke of fortuitious timing!

Mark, I'd not get offended. I'm sure it was an accidental oversight, as I see Mike and Old Soldier (a frequent poster at Mike's America) commenting on your site ALL the time.

You don't need an invite. Mike says he welcomes anyone who wants to participate. It'd be great to see what you have to say on the Reagan years. You always have original, unique posts.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...


I emailed him an invite on January 12th and had not heard a WORD from him!

I dropped a comment at his page along with the invite link.

Monday, January 16, 2006 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I think it's a great idea to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Reagan's inauguration.

THANK GOD we're not observing the first anniversary of Kerry's!

Yuck! I just got chills thinking about it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:45:00 PM  

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