Posts Tagged ‘ronald reagan’

Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley. Found at YouTube from WorldsAssassinations.

Obama’s Kitchen Cabinet: A Presidential Reunion

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and why it’s so important. This piece is directed by Ron Howard and features Saturday Night Live alums Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Darrell Hammond, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen as well as Jim Carey. ¬†Found at Funny or Die.

Nancy & Ronald Reagan – Just Say Yes To Drugs

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

During the 80s, First Lady ‘s most high profile initiative was her to drugs campaign. It became such a part of the culture that it was memorialized in a dream sequence in the 1990 film .

Just Say No PSA

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive substance and its use reached epidemic proportions during the 80s. Entertainers were enlisted for PSAs against drugs. This public service announcement was by a music group named Turning Point. I’ve never heard of them and I wonder if anyone had heard of them at the time:

Stop The Madness Anti-Drug Music Video

This was a White House-sponsored anti-drug music video from the 80s that featured , , a pre-drugs , Nancy Reagan, , , , among others.

Just Say Yes Mashup

According to the description on IFILM, this clip is an "early example of found footage manipulation dates to 1988 and was written, directed and edited by Cliff Roth."

2007 State Of The Union Address & Democratic Response

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Someone finally posted a version of ‘s State of the Union address online that was actually playable. So here it is. The thing that struck me the most was Vice President ‘s body language when the President was talking about energy policy and reducing our dependence on oil through an increased use of renewable and environmentally-friendly energy and stronger fuel efficiency standards. (.) The former CEO of and the architect of the Administration’s closed-door, oil-industry-only energy policy, appears to be just seething amidst all this talk of renewables and fuel standards:

Democratic Response

The Democrats wisely chose freshman Senator to repsond to the President’s speech. Webb is a Vietnam vet and former Navy secretary under and has  a son fighting in Iraq. He ousted from his Virginia Senate seat by running as an economic populist and an Iraq War critic. Webb criticized the President’s leadership on both the economy and on the Iraq War. It is by far the most effective State of the Union rebuttal I’ve ever watched:

Genesis – Land Of Confusion Video

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

has reunited and will go on tour this year. is one of my favorite videos from the 80s. I love the image of politicians’ heads being plucked from the ground like cabbage.