Vote, Dude. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 24

Ronald Reagan's white horse was named El Alamein.

Ronald Reagan Fact #24

Commissioned in 2003, the USS Ronald Reagan can carry more than 6,000 sailors and 80 aircraft.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

While it has a clear intellectual pedigree, Conservatism operates on a deep psychological level as well.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #23

William Casey was the Director of Central Intelligence and Ronald Reagan's campaign manager for the 1980 presidential election.

Ronald Reagan Fact #22

Restoring the balance to America's federal system is a great Reagan legacy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 21

Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday will happen to fall on Super Bowl Sunday.

Ronald Reagan Fact # 20

The global economy has brought to the forefront clear cultural differences between modes of crisis communication and the means in which those are accepted as message delivery systems beyond one nation’s boarders.

For Japan based Toyota, the recent product recall in America was a lengthy, quiet process that redefined conservatism and showed the Japanese company that although business and information may translate well across boarders, the American perception of a sincere apology is something that public relations professionals at Toyota are realizing may prove to be more difficult said than done.

When crisis occurs within a Japanese company, it will tend to rely on a professional and trusted public relations firm for help with crisis communication. The only problem with this technique is the overarching Japanese tendency to keep quiet.

Problems within a Japanese company are often dealt with by middle management, are communicated horizontally and not top to bottom, and are in the hands of leaders not interested in taking risks. These factors limit the company leader’s foresight to evaluate how a crisis will affect the entire company in the long run.

When Toyota communicated it’s product recall earlier this year, the American public was upset with the company because of the slow received and hardly seen public apology issued by Toyota spokesmen.

Toyota’s recall in the United States proves that, even today, the global business still needs a great communicator.

A Culture of Apologies was written by Inoue, Takashi, Ph. D, “A Culture of Apologies.” Public Relations Journal May 24, 2010, www.prsa org.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Miss White

Ladies, respect is just the minimum.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 19

In 1985, the Reagan administration's support for anti-communist forces in the Third World had gained such prominence and permanency that it became known colloquially as the Reagan Doctrine.

The Reagan Doctrine espoused providing assistance to groups fighting governments that had aligned themselves with the Soviet Union.

The Reagan Doctrine meant that there were several anti-communist movements across three continents that were to receive both covert and overt American economic and military assistance and political encouragement in the fight against communism.

The congressional prohibition on aid to rebel forces in Angola was also formally rescinded in this legislation.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #18

The day after being shot, Ronald Reagan signed a bill from the hospital that canceled price support for dairy farmers. The signature was so shaky that the press questioned it's validity.

The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, ran the signature across a full page with the headline,

"President Reagan's Pen is Mightier Than the Bullet."

Ronald Reagan Fact #17

Ronald Reagan was shot at 2:25 p.m. on March 30, 1981 as he was leaving the Washington Hilton after addressing a conference of the AFL-CIO's Building Construction Trades Department.

In the limo, after being pushed by Secret Service agent, Ray Shaddick, Reagan coughed up blood and said,
"I think I've cut my mouth."

At 2:35 p.m., the limo reached George Washington University hospital and Reagan was in pain and had trouble breathing. But he was able to stand and tell an agent, "I'll walk in."

Ronald Reagan walked 40 feet into the hospital doors and then sagged to the floor.

Nurses rushed him to the ER and scrambled to cut off the president's clothes. Reagan's mouth and feet were covered in blood as he gasped, "I can't breathe," and then went unconscious.

His systolic blood pressure was at 78 and his normal reading was 140--the tube inserted by doctors to help him breathe caused the president to pass out.

Doctor's identified a collapsed left lung because Reagan had coughed up frothy, red blood, and inserted a catheter to drain the blood that was flooding his lung.

The president came to while a nurse, Marisa Mize, was holding his hand.

"Who's holding my hand?" he asked.
"Does Nancy know about us?"

Nancy Reagan had been having lunch at the White House and arrived at the hospital in ten minutes.

"Honey," he said, "I forgot to duck."

President Ronald Reagan almost bled to death because he was shot from behind and under the left arm pit--the back of his heart-- by a 25-year-old gunman, John Hinckley, Jr.

The bullet had ricocheted off the bulletproof Presidential limo and then hit one of Reagan's ribs and then was redirected. The bullet was meant to explode in his body, but fate had changed the bullet into a flattened dime like object that landed one inch from his heart.

Ronald Reagan had lost almost half of his blood and was dying in GW's emergency room and as Senior surgeon Benjamin Aaron, chief of thoracic surgery, drew the bullet out of his chest,
the president said, "I hope you're a Republican."

Joseph Giordano, chief of GW's trauma unit, was not. He said,

"Mr. President, we're all Republicans today."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #16

Ronald Reagan attended William Casey's funeral service in 1987.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #15

Ronald Reagan was a Captain before he was President.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #14

Ronald Reagan served in the Army from 1942- 1945 wherein he earned the rank of captain.

Ronald Reagan Fact #13

Ronald Reagan began his career as a radio announcer in 1932.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #12

From 1954- 1962, Ronald Reagan served as host of a popular Sunday evening television program called General Electric Theater

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #12

Ronald Reagan had a white house staff of 600, one of the largest staff in history.Add Image

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #11

Ronald Reagan was known as the, "Teflon President" because of his uncanny ability to do almost anything wrong but still remain positively cherubic.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #10

Ronald Reagan's middle name is Wilson. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #9

Ronald Reagan's four pillars of freedom: individual liberty; economic opportunity; global democracy; and national pride.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 8

Ronald Reagan's code name was T-10  

Monday, February 15, 2010

On failure

Failure should not be feared; it should be faced. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 7

The Ronald Reagan Library and Center for Public Affairs is the largest of the twelve federally funded presidential libraries.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Duties of a Statesman

A statesman serves the people, not the other way around.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact # 6

Ronald Reagan was the fortieth president.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #5

Ronald Reagan was the 9th lowest paid president ever. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Better Deal (jingle)

What is a Better Deal?

Ronald Reagan Fact #4

Ronald Reagan's favorite candy was jelly beans, which he started eating when he quit smoking in the 1960s.

He once told reporters, "You can tell a lot about a fella's character by whether he picks out all of one color or just grabs a handful."

A portrait of Ronald Reagan made of 10,000 jelly beans hangs in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Don't forget, kings.
Don't ever forget to remember Kings. 

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Have a Dream.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ronald Reagan Fact #3

Ronald Reagan saved 77 people when he was a lifeguard. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reagan Fact #2

Ronald Reagan received an honorary British knighthood.