Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

  1. #1
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,046

    Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Alexander Haig is dead at 85. Hopefully we can keep this out of Peanut Gallery land.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010...ser-haig-dies/
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

    Click here to lend my company a helping hand.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Frustrated Inc. Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,427

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Being 35 I recall him as one of the earliest politicians of which I was aware. Reagan of course was probably the first, but I knew and heard Haig's name often on the nightly news when I watched with my parents.

    May he RIP.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  4. #3
    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Winton Place
    Posts
    11,471

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Actually I wondered whether, upon entering the afterlife, he declared, "I'm in charge here." As for anyone passing, I echo RIP.
    “In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"

    The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com

    The Baseball Bookstore

    http://tsc-sales.com/
    http://tscsales.blogspot.com/
    http://silverscreenbooks.com/

  5. #4
    A thing I can't identify marcshoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Sourgrass
    Posts
    5,448

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    The first Bloom County strip I ever read was lampooning him, talking in his sleep on a park bench, iirc.

    I seem to remember that I didn't like him, then decided he was okay, but I'm old and can't remember they why of either.
    “The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.”
    ― Madeleine L'Engle

    No Victims, by me.

    My Goodreads Author Page

  6. #5
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    44,225

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    The first Bloom County strip I ever read was lampooning him, talking in his sleep on a park bench, iirc.

    I seem to remember that I didn't like him, then decided he was okay, but I'm old and can't remember they why of either.
    I believe this character is the lampoon of Haig (on another note was the comics in the 80's the bomb or what? Far Side, Calvin, Bloom, Doonsberry, Gordo (nah just kidding)


  7. #6
    Joe Oliver love-child Blimpie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Lexington
    Posts
    4,901

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    WOY--I could not agree more about the comics from the 80s. They used to make my required reading list every day.

    When I attempt to read the Sunday comics nowadays, I feel, in a word:

    "Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY

  8. #7
    Moderator cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,736

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Bloom County and Far Side were two of the best comics ever made,IMO. I never even look at the comics anymore. They just aren't very good or entertaining.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  9. #8
    Member 15fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    5,533

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Pearls Before Swine is pretty good. I'm also fond of Lio. Occasionally, Baby Blues, Zits, or the Sunday FoxTrot will be pretty good. But that's about it.

    How in the world are Family Circus and Garfield still in production?

  10. #9
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    44,225

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post

    How in the world are Family Circus and Garfield still in production?
    Pod people?

    Pearls/get fuzzy/dilbert/cul de sac/doonsberry are the only ones I seek out.

  11. #10
    2009: Fail Ltlabner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    7,441

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    +1 on Bloom County and Far Side.

    I have the very last Bloom County cartoon published in the paper framed in my office.

    I know "brilliant" gets tossed around a lot, but those two cartoons were simply brilliant.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

  12. #11
    Best Uniforms EVER! George Foster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ky
    Posts
    5,967

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    You might not agree with his politics, but he was a decorated war hero. RIP, and thank you for your service.
    1st pick of the 2022 baseball amateur draft

  13. #12
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,825

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    You might not agree with his politics, but he was a decorated war hero. RIP, and thank you for your service.
    I think his role in the last few months in the Nixon White House was very underrated.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  14. #13
    Big Red Machine RedsBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Out Wayne
    Posts
    23,093

    Re: Alexander Haig R.I.P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I think his role in the last few months in the Nixon White House was very underrated.
    I agree. It is unfortunate for Haig's memory that his "I'm in charge" speech when Reagan was shot is the first thing people recalled when he died. I do not believe he was trying to stage a coup d'etat. He was trying to reassure the nation in a crisis. However, in addition to getting the constitutional order of succession wrong Haig himself appeared to be unsteady and was hardly reassuring.
    By the way, I think it is nuts that the president pro tempore of the Senate is fourth in line of presidential succession, or at least it is nuts how senators bestow that position on someone nobody could actually want to become president, as a kind of honor for lifetime service. When Reagan was shot Strom Thurmond was president pro tempore. At the moment, Robert Byrd, age 192, is the president pro tempore.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | RedsfaninMT | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25