Blaspheming the Gipper, the death of Time magazine, and fun with a shredder.
I wanted to write this diary a couple hours ago, but I had to wait until I finished cleaning the vomit off my keyboard. I had just finished breakfast when I saw this disgusting picture on a Facebook post:
Ronald Reagan spent his entire political life fighting Communism. He dedicated much of his Presidency to winning the Cold War. He had the guts to call the USSR the “Evil Empire“. Within a few years of the end of his second term, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed. The culmination of his resolve and his steel spine was the ultimate victory over tyranny, and he lived to see it.
Thank God he did not live long enough to see his America threatened by statism from within, from someone duly elected to hold the same office he held. If Reagan were alive today, I’ve no doubt that he would be fighting against Obama’s socialist agenda with all his heart and soul. To have Time magazine desecrate his memory, on the verge of his 100th birthday celebration, is unforgivable.
So what can we do about it? Should we just ignore it and write it off as just one more example of the death of journalism, the bias of the lamestream media? No! I won’t do it. They’ve gone too far this time. But, alas, I am not a violent person. So here is what I will do, and I suggest you do the same if you agree with me. I will print out a full-page version of the Time cover (they won’t get a dime from me for the real cover!!). I will cut out Reagan’s picture, then shred the remainder. I will put the Reagan photo, along with the shreddings of the rest, in a regular mailing envelope, along with a note that I will never ever ever buy a copy of Time magazine again. And that goes for any that have Sarah Palin on the cover (and those of you that know me should know how significant that statement is :).
I will then mail this package to:
John Q. Griffin
President, Time Inc. News Group
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
I suspect it won’t make any difference, but it will make me feel better and that is the most important thing! If you feel the same as I do, I recommend you do the same. Or if you have a better (non-violent of course!) suggestion, post it in the comments.