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cushioncrawler
11-24-2011, 10:12 PM
Mikhail Gorbachev
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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв

Head of state of the Soviet Union (President of the Soviet Union from 15 March 1990)

In office 1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Vice President Gennady Yanayev
Preceded by Andrei Gromyko
Succeeded by Office abolished
6th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office 11 March 1985 – 24 August 1991
Deputy Vladimir Ivashko
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko (Acting)

Personal details
Born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
2 March 1931 (1931-03-02) (age 80)
Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1950–1991)
Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001–2004)
Union of Social Democrats (2007–present)
Independent Democratic Party of Russia (2008–present)
Spouse(s) Raisa Gorbachova
(d. 1999)
Alma mater Moscow State University
Profession Lawyer
Religion See religious affiliation
Signature
Website The Gorbachev Foundation
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɡərbɐˈtɕof] ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Already before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 </span>and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005.[3]

In September 2008, Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev announced they would form the Independent Democratic Party of Russia,[4] and in May 2009 Gorbachev announced that the launch was imminent.[5] This was Gorbachev's third attempt to establish a political party, after having started the Social Democratic Party of Russia in 2001 and the Union of Social-Democrats in 2007.[6]

LWW
11-25-2011, 05:18 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005. </div></div>

It never ceases to amaze me how leftists will laud their godkings with accolades for the things they opposed after those things worked out for the good.

To this day, many leftists have a Gorbasm spontaneously just from hearing his name.

Stretch
11-25-2011, 10:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005. </div></div>

It never ceases to amaze me how leftists will laud their godkings with accolades for the things they opposed after those things worked out for the good.

To this day, many leftists have a Gorbasm spontaneously just from hearing his name. </div></div>

I'm guessing a Gorbasm is better than bending over for a Reganoscopy, but then you'd know all about that. St.

cushioncrawler
11-25-2011, 03:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005. </div></div><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It never ceases to amaze me how leftists will laud their godkings with accolades for the things they opposed after those things worked out for the good. To this day, many leftists have a Gorbasm spontaneously just from hearing his name.</div></div>I woz rapt in Gorby from when he first appeared on TV, before he woz boss -- so intelligent and worldly.
I knew then that he kood fix things if given a chance -- and i woz delighted when he became boss -- and of course he did fix things.

And all of this when Maggie (vomit) and Ronald (vomit) were boss.

Hitler woz the No1 bad-guy of the 20th century (exklooding here any of the Popes) -- but Gorby woz the No1 good-guy.

Its just a pity that Gorby's good work woz handed over to Krappynomicysts.
Krappynomicyst stuffed all of the iron curtain countrys etc -- and Poland etc.

Who woz that prize-prique young upstart pipe-sucking krappynomix professor from Princeton that fukced Poland.
mac.

Soflasnapper
11-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Heard an interesting story many years ago.

There was an elite international planning conference held in the southwest US somewhere in the mid-'70s, at which the discussion included the prediction that the Cold War would end in the early '90s. Perhaps not so much a prediction, but a statement of a plan afoot.

In attendance was a young technocratic Soviet, out of the agriculture ministry-- allegedly, Gorbachev.

Indicating that his role had been pre-determined decades before hand, and the plan of others, not his own idea.

cushioncrawler
11-28-2011, 06:55 PM
20 Ways to Honor Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

[by Ross Levine]

1) Write his name in the sand at low tide.

2) Tear down that wall -- at the entrance to Bel Air.

3) Never mention AIDS in public again.

4) Invent a game similar to rock paper scissors called hammer sickle jellybean.

5) Put his face on the $10 bill and change "In God We Trust" to "Gets the Red Out."

6) Turn to a stranger and ask, "What's your sign?"

7) Patent an automated air traffic control system.

8) Pull down your pants, bend over and ask your doctor for a <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Reaganoscopy</span>.

9) Change the expression "white collar crime" to "supply side economics."

10) Celebrate James Watt's tenure at the Interior Department with a statue featuring a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple.

11) Initiate weapon sales to Al Qaeda and divert all profits to Halliburton.

12) Pass a constitutional amendment against pessimism.

13) Make world leaders today believe "evil empire" referred to the Soviet Union.

14) Rename Baghdad Ronald Reagan City.

15) Change the national motto from "E Pluribus Unum" to "Win Wonum Gipperum."

16) Carve Reagan's face into the L.A. hills and add a "10" to the HOLLYWOOD sign.

17) Write a tell-all book about how your parents sucked.

18) Cure Alzheimer's or at least gray hair.

19) Fund a "Star Wars" program to be used against the inner cities.

20) Reduce the role of government by having Reagan stuffed, then permanently mounted in the Oval Office as President for Eternity.

June 14, 2004

cushioncrawler
11-28-2011, 07:04 PM
"Moral Majority"


You call yourself the Moral Majority
We call ourselves the people in the real world
Trying to rub us out, but we're going to survive
God must be dead if you're alive

You say, 'God loves you. Come and buy the Good News'
Then you buy the president and swimming pools
If Jesus don't save 'til we're lining your pockets
God must be dead if you're alive

Circus-tent con-men and Southern belle bunnies
Milk your emotions then they steal your money
It's the new dark ages with the fascists toting bibles
Cheap nostalgia for the Salem Witch Trials

Stodgy ayatollahs in their dobble-knit ties
Burn lots of books so they can feed you their lies
Masturbating with a flag and a bible
God must be dead if you're alive

Blow it out your ass, Jerry Falwell
Blow it out your ass, Jesse Helms
Blow it out your ass, Ronald Reagan
What's wrong with a mind of my own?

You don't want abortions, you want battered children
You want to ban the pill as if that solves the problem
Now you wanna force us to pray in school
God must be dead if you're such a fool

You're planning for a war with or without Iran
Building a police state with the Ku Klux Klan
Pissed at your neighbour? Don't bother to nag
Pick up the phone and turn in a fag

Blow it out your ass, Terry Dolan
Blow it out your ass, Phyllis Schlafly
Ram it up your crunt, Anita
Cos God must be dead
If you're alive
God must be dead
If you're alive

Soflasnapper
11-28-2011, 08:32 PM
20 Ways to Honor Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

I know all those references, and I have to laugh!

Still, overly mean considering his death at the time this was published, a year too soon to be so disrespectful to the deceased and his mourning family.

Gayle in MD
11-29-2011, 04:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mikhail Gorbachev
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв

Head of state of the Soviet Union (President of the Soviet Union from 15 March 1990)

In office 1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Vice President Gennady Yanayev
Preceded by Andrei Gromyko
Succeeded by Office abolished
6th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office 11 March 1985 – 24 August 1991
Deputy Vladimir Ivashko
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko (Acting)

Personal details
Born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
2 March 1931 (1931-03-02) (age 80)
Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1950–1991)
Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001–2004)
Union of Social Democrats (2007–present)
Independent Democratic Party of Russia (2008–present)
Spouse(s) Raisa Gorbachova
(d. 1999)
Alma mater Moscow State University
Profession Lawyer
Religion See religious affiliation
Signature
Website The Gorbachev Foundation
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɡərbɐˈtɕof] ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Already before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 </span>and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005.[3]

In September 2008, Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev announced they would form the Independent Democratic Party of Russia,[4] and in May 2009 Gorbachev announced that the launch was imminent.[5] This was Gorbachev's third attempt to establish a political party, after having started the Social Democratic Party of Russia in 2001 and the Union of Social-Democrats in 2007.[6] </div></div>

And it was Gorbachev, not Reagan, who really ended the cold war.

Reagan was never shy about upstaging other actors on the stage.

It carried over to his political life, as well, particularly in the case of Gorbachev.

He was a total joke, as a president.

G.

Stretch
11-30-2011, 02:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mikhail Gorbachev
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв

Head of state of the Soviet Union (President of the Soviet Union from 15 March 1990)

In office 1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Vice President Gennady Yanayev
Preceded by Andrei Gromyko
Succeeded by Office abolished
6th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office 11 March 1985 – 24 August 1991
Deputy Vladimir Ivashko
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko (Acting)

Personal details
Born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
2 March 1931 (1931-03-02) (age 80)
Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1950–1991)
Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001–2004)
Union of Social Democrats (2007–present)
Independent Democratic Party of Russia (2008–present)
Spouse(s) Raisa Gorbachova
(d. 1999)
Alma mater Moscow State University
Profession Lawyer
Religion See religious affiliation
Signature
Website The Gorbachev Foundation
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɡərbɐˈtɕof] ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Already before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 </span>and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005.[3]

In September 2008, Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev announced they would form the Independent Democratic Party of Russia,[4] and in May 2009 Gorbachev announced that the launch was imminent.[5] This was Gorbachev's third attempt to establish a political party, after having started the Social Democratic Party of Russia in 2001 and the Union of Social-Democrats in 2007.[6] </div></div>

And it was Gorbachev, not Reagan, who really ended the cold war.

Reagan was never shy about upstaging other actors on the stage.

It carried over to his political life, as well, particularly in the case of Gorbachev.

He was a total joke, as a president.

G. </div></div>

Raygun never did get an Oscar for his portrayal of a President did he. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif St.

Gayle in MD
11-30-2011, 04:06 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stretch</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mikhail Gorbachev
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevich and the family name is Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв

Head of state of the Soviet Union (President of the Soviet Union from 15 March 1990)

In office 1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Vice President Gennady Yanayev
Preceded by Andrei Gromyko
Succeeded by Office abolished
6th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office 11 March 1985 – 24 August 1991
Deputy Vladimir Ivashko
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko (Acting)

Personal details
Born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
2 March 1931 (1931-03-02) (age 80)
Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1950–1991)
Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001–2004)
Union of Social Democrats (2007–present)
Independent Democratic Party of Russia (2008–present)
Spouse(s) Raisa Gorbachova
(d. 1999)
Alma mater Moscow State University
Profession Lawyer
Religion See religious affiliation
Signature
Website The Gorbachev Foundation
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɡərbɐˈtɕof] ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Already before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 </span>and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995,[1] Trinity College in 2002[2] and University of Münster in 2005.[3]

In September 2008, Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev announced they would form the Independent Democratic Party of Russia,[4] and in May 2009 Gorbachev announced that the launch was imminent.[5] This was Gorbachev's third attempt to establish a political party, after having started the Social Democratic Party of Russia in 2001 and the Union of Social-Democrats in 2007.[6] </div></div>

And it was Gorbachev, not Reagan, who really ended the cold war.

Reagan was never shy about upstaging other actors on the stage.

It carried over to his political life, as well, particularly in the case of Gorbachev.

He was a total joke, as a president.

G. </div></div>

Raygun never did get an Oscar for his portrayal of a President did he. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif St. </div></div>

Nope, guess it was because Nancy was the stand-in and the stunt woman. Reagan couldn't remember his lines.

Must be a Repiglican thingie, still very prominent among Repiglican Presidential Candidates to this day. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

G.