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    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
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  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
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  • The Radio Equalizer
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January 16, 2011



Another stupid public figure who deals with personal issues on Twitter. Please make them stop.


You have to feel a little bit sorry for Reagan. You never know what life was like for an adopted child who gets a third mom and probably feels like none of them want him. I don't know. Childhood wounds heal slowly or never. Lot of resentment and anger in that man.

And he said it: "... wants to sell out HIS father." (Not "our" father?)


Thats what I was thinking too..sounds like someone is being left out...again.


I really like Ron Jr on the radio.

That said , without that famous name opening doors I doubt either of them would have progressed very far.


Ron Jr has always spoken very respectfully and lovingly about his father. It must be difficult for Mike being the adopted step child.

Sibling rivalry can last a lifetime, unfortunately.


I have found Ron to always have been very respectful of the father with whom he disagreed with politically. It actually revealed a very personal side to Reagan.

It's interesting that Ron only stated what everyone else felt was a question that needed to be asked. Were there early indicators of Alzheimer's at the end of his presidency? Perhaps there were, but only in hindsight. That's the awful thing about the disease.

I disagreed with a lot of Reagan's politics but I also have a tremendous amount of respect for his integrity. If he had been diagnosed there is no doubt he would have stepped down. That's all Ron really said.


I wonder if they're even civil, like send eachother Christmas cards and what not. Then again, maybe they plan these swipes at eahother to generate some publicity and then laugh about it over mojitos.


What a worthless piece of tripe your column is. Your biased slant against conservatism is flagrant and your adoratonal comments on the disrespectful and lowly Ron junior almost as disgusting.
Ron has been an embarassment for decades to himself and his family.
But your blinders won't allow you to see it let alone speak it.


"adoratonal" is not a word. Neither is "refudiate".


I think AFR dropped him back in May, so the poor, neglected, no-letter-getting little troll has no radio outlet at present. Too bad, his antics and statements were always entertaining and short-wave-in-your-mother's-basement wacko stuff.

Gib Mij

Babwa Wawa even called Ron Jr.'s piece not believable from what she saw when being around Pres. Reagan in 1984. Later Ron Jr. had to back off on his claims about Alzheimer's when he was president after realizing that others were lining up besides his half-brother to refute those claims. Fortunately, the light of truth has been shown.

All in the name of sensationalism to sell books. Just another example of what is wrong with the media these days and leftists - in general. They have little credibility left except among fellow kool aid drinkers, such as right here on Blatherwatch.


Monson claimed today or yesterday that Ron Reagan "hates" his father.


looks like that S.P.D. bum,Berk, who is either a coward or a sick Nazi executioner, or both, probably both, will face criminal charges after the inquest jury returns their findings tomorrow. Even Luke Burbank was feeling macho in comparison to Berk's fearful, nearly instantaneous use of deadly force when confronted by very mild "menace", if any.


I'm starting to feel very sorry for both of the Reagans. I don't know that any amount of book money could ever make up for going on fifty, sixty years old and still profiting from the shadows of their long dead, towering super dad, rather than contributing to society in a some more humble and noble way. A gradeschool teacher can say they made some kind of difference, a dentist filled some tiny holes, but these guys strictly cash in and crap nothing of any true value back out.

I suppose the argument is that the books aimed at the obsessed fans of Reagan Sr., but how fucking sad is that? That's like playing an bit part on a 70's sci-fi flick and then spending the next forty years of your life on the convention circuit.

I feel more sorry for Mike Reagan though, because whereas Ron is at least the counter point to Ronald Reagan, and he conducts himself in a highly civil manner. Mike on the other hand, is shameless panderer and he has no class at all. He even looks trashy.

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