Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today marks the birthday of someone very important.  His message of peace and freedom inspired a generation and continues to have an impact. 

Happy birthday, Bob Marley!

Today is also the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan.   It's interesting to see how he's been deified by the political right despite the fact that he:
  • raised taxes 11 times
  • nearly tripled the federal budget deficit
  • increased the size of the federal government
  • gave amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants and their families
Doesn't sound like a "true conservative" to me.   But no one is all good or all bad.  Reagan was indeed a likable guy and generally did a good job making Americans feel good about themselves.  So I'll wish him a happy birthday, too.  I hope he's up there listening to Bob Marley jammin' and perhaps even singing along.

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