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El Chuxter
12-27-2006, 12:42 AM
Gerald Ford has died at the age of 93, it was just announced. It looks like no details on time, place, or cause have come out yet.

Regardless of your thoughts on the guy's politics, a moment of silence is in order.

:(

Rocketboy
12-27-2006, 12:58 AM
Wow...he was so young.

Blue2th
12-27-2006, 01:45 AM
One of two presidents to hold office without getting elected.

JimJamBonds
12-27-2006, 09:13 AM
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Jargo
12-27-2006, 11:38 AM
jeez first james brown now ford, lookin like the end of a particular era.

LusiferSam
12-27-2006, 01:55 PM
One of two presidents to hold office without getting elected.

President Ford was the only president to serve without being elected. Keep the politics out of the General Discussions.

Blue2th
12-27-2006, 02:13 PM
President Ford was the only president to serve without being elected. Keep the politics out of the General Discussions.
I just state the historical facts as I see them. Who are you? A moderator? If so I will do as you say. If not, you know what you can do with your recommendation.

Luuuuuuke
12-27-2006, 03:29 PM
I wonder how long it takes before Ford takes a tumble while walking on one of those clouds in heaven? He he. Just kidding. He was supposed to be a real nice guy. I love the "Simpsons" episode where he befriends Homer in the end.

I didn't think Blue2th's statement was inappropriate--he just stated a historical fact. What's the point of starting a thread like this if a person can't point out trivia like that?

Kidhuman
12-27-2006, 11:25 PM
OK, enough of the arguing about the politics, I as a mod am saying keep it out of here.

The greatest athlete to hold the oval office. RIP

JimJamBonds
12-28-2006, 12:28 AM
The greatest athlete to hold the oval office. RIP

I didn't know this untill yesterday but Curly Lambeau tried to sign him to the Packers but instead he went to law school.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-28-2006, 12:39 AM
John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson and Chester Arthur also served as president without ever having been elected president. Ford was the only one who was also not elected as Vice President. Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson were VPs that became President when the President died, but they were eventually elected in the next election.

Ford is the first President that I was aware of while he was in office, but don't really remember anything as I didn't pay attention to that sort of thing at that age. Lots of good things have been said about him today. It sounds as if he was able to get along well with both sides, and did his job well in trying to put the turmoil of Vietnam and Watergate behind us. Of course, the only impressions I have is the clumsiness portrayed by Chevy Chase on SNL. I also had an album called The First Family Rides Again with Rich Little impersonating Reagan. While there was plenty of poking fun at Reagan, there were also plenty of jokes about Carter, Ford and Nixon. In one sketch, the Ghost of Lincoln appears to Reagan and is complaining about some of the former occupants. He says "There was this one guy who kept falling into the drapes.". In another sketch, Carter, Ford, Reagan and Nixon are playing poker. Carter wants to fold before they start, Nixon is trying to cheat, and Ford keeps thinking they are playing a different game (Go Fish or Gin).

He outlived Reagan by a couple months to be the oldest ex-President.

Luuuuuuke
12-28-2006, 01:39 PM
And he invented some of the very best American cars, though I'm still smarting over that crappy Ford Escort I had in college.

Blue2th
12-28-2006, 07:34 PM
Was expected KH &...............Luuuuuuke (thanks BTW) I have a 74 Ford Mustang II Fastback I'm restoring (luckily cars don't rust too much around here) I work for a Ford dealership also. I hear and see the Ford name everyday. Wear a Ford uniform. I rented a Ford Escort once. Luckily I drive a Toyota instead of a Fix Or Repair Daily, or Found On Road Dead. Though would like one of those Ford Cobras. Wonder if former Prez Ford is/was related to the Henry Fords?

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
12-31-2006, 02:51 AM
"Gerald Ford, dead today at the age of 83 . . . . eaten by a pack of wolves. And he was delicious!"

I know this sounds cruel, but I couldn't have been the only person to thought of that classic sketch first, when the news broke that Ford had died?

General_Grievous
01-01-2007, 11:48 AM
"Gerald Ford, dead today at the age of 83 . . . . eaten by a pack of wolves. And he was delicious!"

I know this sounds cruel, but I couldn't have been the only person to thought of that classic sketch first, when the news broke that Ford had died?

I thought of that too. Only he was "beaten to death by the corpse of Richard Nixon".

2-1B
01-03-2007, 10:54 PM
It was kind of ironic that a man named Ford was lampooned by a man named Chevy.