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Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library
Washington Times ^ | 1/30/2013 | William Kelly

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:42 AM PST by SueRae

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and it has nothing to do with the frigid temperature. The apartment building at 832 E. 57th Street was once the Chicago home of a boy who would become a President. No, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world. But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s historic home. Is it politically motivated? Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel behind the move? Reagan as a child. It was a different world back in 1915. Reagan's family had moved here from Tampico, Illinois. His father had gotten a job at the famed Marshall Field’s – now only a memory. A coin-operated gas lamp was the only home’s only source of heat. But it didn’t stop a young “Dutch” Reagan from dreaming. Young Reagan would watch the horse-drawn fire engines galloping wildly down the streets to save the day and he decided that he, too, would become a firefighter. It was here, too, that he survived a bout with pneumonia – he had the fight in him even then. You can almost imagine him skipping down these streets, playing with his brother Neil, whose nickname was “Moon.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: barry; chicago; generationreagan; il; illinois; muslimtrophy; revisionisthistory; ronaldreagan; stalinisttactics
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To: LucyT
Well, Eisenhower was born in Texas but his Library is at his home here in Kansas.

I don't think Kenya would let us build a Library in their country.

51 posted on 01/30/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: LucyT

Why doesn’t he put his library in Kenya ?


52 posted on 01/30/2013 12:08:16 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Shery

Kinda surprised it is not on the historic housing listing. Since it is not, it probably is not much value to keeping it. I would say the reason is because he probably didn’t live their long. How many homes does a president need preserved anyway. Heck he has many building named after him and the Reagan Airport. A childhood home is probably not necessary to keep or they would.


53 posted on 01/30/2013 12:42:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: DManA

Here we go again, the headline doesn’t match the story.

They always put crappy lying headlines....it sorta stretches to say that they MIGHT put the Obama Library there but not sure yet. This has been going on for years and tons of building have already been torn down. Just another story to ensure that conservatives are pissed about this while amnesty passes and debt go up up up. For once, I wish that we would put important energy into something important like the 2nd Amendment. I see more concern with this story than losing our 2nd Amendment. What a shame!


54 posted on 01/30/2013 12:51:17 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: LucyT

55 posted on 01/30/2013 1:07:10 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: knittnmom

56 posted on 01/30/2013 1:09:39 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: napscoordinator

I know, I’m angry enough already. I don’t need them to make up things to be angry about.


57 posted on 01/30/2013 1:33:33 PM PST by DManA
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To: SueRae
Call me naive, but no way. This has got to be a fund raising gimmick by someone.

Right?

58 posted on 01/30/2013 2:09:56 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: SueRae; Fred Nerks

59 posted on 01/30/2013 2:43:20 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

That’s the one...he can frame his forged BC and hang it where the paper roll usually goes.


60 posted on 01/30/2013 3:44:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s likely that the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum will have branches in Hawaii, LA, and Chicago.

Of course we’ll build another wing on the Smithsonian for his artifacts also.


61 posted on 01/30/2013 3:51:08 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SueRae

OK. Who’s going to picket?


62 posted on 01/30/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: LucyT

“Oh, oh. Too bad, so sad. 0hbummer doesn’t have a Home State.
Why doesn’t Obama put his library in Hawaii?

Isn’t that what all presidents do?

Their home state?

This move tells a lot about Obama’s lack of a home state”

Obama’s library being in Chicago is completely normal. Same as Reagan’s being in California. He was born and raised in Illinois, but he settled into California as an adult. Many people these days eventually take on a new home state as an adult. A number of reasons could have made an adult move, military, marriage, job, Frank Davis and Bill Ayers.


63 posted on 01/30/2013 5:35:56 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SueRae.


64 posted on 01/30/2013 7:20:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SueRae

Trying to erase Reagan’s memory in the public consciousness?

BO’s crew had best be careful.

Graves can give up secrets.


65 posted on 01/30/2013 7:28:35 PM PST by thecodont
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To: swamp40; SueRae

Ha, you beat me to it! Fascinating story.


66 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:03 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Brown Deer

LOL! That would certainly hold all of his writings, with room to spare!


67 posted on 01/31/2013 4:40:04 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: SueRae

This is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS. This cannot happen.


68 posted on 01/31/2013 4:53:29 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: DManA

“The University of Chicago Medical Center want’s to tear down the building for THEIR OWN parking lot.”

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Either way—it’s just wrong. I got a Masters degree from the U of C, and if they do this, well, the next time they call me for donations, the answer will be no.


69 posted on 01/31/2013 4:57:55 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: SueRae

“Despicable cretins.”

You’re being too kind, really.

There are no words to describe the cosmic hatred that these people feel for anyone not in agreement with them.

They’re absolutely unhinged in their hatred and willingness to dishonor the memory of someone in the camp of opposite ideas to theirs.

To describe them as visceral animals is inadequate; psychotic, soul-less creatures also falls short.

Somewhere, sometime in the past, their seeds were formed and are now beginning to grow into the revolutionaries who are trampling on their enemies, among whom is The
Reason for Christianity to exist.

IMHO


70 posted on 01/31/2013 7:44:23 AM PST by ripley
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To: cotton1706

Thank you. Geesh. Do we have to save every damn place someone was ever in? Feel the same way, frankly, about roadside memorials, and more general ones too. Does everyone at every place have to have a memorial? I can think of a few local accidents that are interesting and sad, but in the old days people moved on instead of holding it aloft in perpetuity, so we have no memorials for them.


71 posted on 01/31/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DManA

Thank you too. It’s for the hospital.

Making everything into a conspiracy does not help our cause. We look as crazy as liberals.


72 posted on 01/31/2013 12:42:11 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SueRae

In 20 years Obama’s home in Chicago will be burnt out and boarded up hulk frequented vagrants and crack whores.


73 posted on 01/31/2013 4:09:35 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: liberalh8ter; Allegra; onyx; Ezekiel; ExTexasRedhead; Travis McGee

“Isn’t this what Muslims do at the site of a victory? Don’t they erect a mosque to celebrate their victory? Hmmmmmm.... “

Ed Zachary. This is typical jihadi behavior.


74 posted on 01/31/2013 6:59:28 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

To: liberalh8ter; Allegra; onyx; Ezekiel; ExTexasRedhead; Travis McGee

“Isn’t this what Muslims do at the site of a victory? Don’t they erect a mosque to celebrate their victory? Hmmmmmm.... “

Ed Zachary. This is typical jihadi behavior.


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You're right. The Marxist Moslem is enjoying every minute of this. Another conquer.
75 posted on 01/31/2013 8:14:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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