66 Things to Think About When Flying into Reagan National Airport:
The firing of the air-traffic controllers, winnable nuclear war, recallable nuclear missiles, trees that cause pollution, Elliott Abrams lying to Congress, ketchup as a vegetable, colluding with Guatemalan thugs, pardons for FBI lawbreakers, voodoo economics, budget deficits, toasts to Ferdinand Marcos, public-housing cutbacks, red-baiting the nuclear freeze movement, James Watt.
Getting cozy with Argentine fascist generals, tax credits for segregated schools, disinformation campaigns, 'homeless by choice,' Manuel Noriega, falling wages, the HUD scandal, air raids on Libya, 'constructive engagement' with apartheid South Africa, United States Information Agency blacklists of liberal speakers, attacks on OSHA and workplace safety, the invasion of Grenada, assassination manuals, Nancy's astrologer.
Drug tests, lie-detector tests, Fawn Hall, female appointees (8 percent), mining harbors, the S&L scandal, 239 dead U.S. troops in Beirut, Al Haig 'in charge,' silence on AIDS, food-stamp reductions, Debategate, White House shredding, Jonas Savimbi, tax cuts for the rich, 'mistakes were made.'
Michael Deaver's conviction for influence peddling, Lyn Nofziger's conviction for influence peddling, Caspar Weinberger's five-count indictment, Ed Meese ('You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime'), Donald Regan (women don't understand 'throw weights), education cuts, massacres in El Salvador.
'The bombing begins in five minutes,' $640 Pentagon toilet seats, African-American judicial appointees (1.9 percent), Reader's Digest, CIA-sponsored car bombing in Lebanon (more than eighty civilians killed), 200 officials accused of wrongdoing, William Casey, Iran/Contra.
"Facts are stupid things,' three-by-five cards, the MX missile, Bitburg, SDI, Robert Bork, naps, Teflon.
(by David Corn, originally in The Nation, March 2 1998, and posted by me before
Also, I'd like to collect a list of anti-Reagan songs. Off the top of my head, there's Suicidal Tendencies' 'I Shot Reagan,' and the different song of the same name by Non-Phixion. And virtually the entire catalog of Reagan Youth. And the Dead Kennedys, for that matter. And about a million other '80s punk bands. Ooh, and there's Johnnie Taylor's 'Reaganomics,' and Genesis 'Land of Confusion,' and The Ramones' 'Bonzo Goes to Bitburg,' and Bonzo Goes To Hollywood's 'Five Minutes.' Got more? Please let me know.