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SwanMan3000

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« on: 10-31-2003 06:05 »

Ok im english and know very little about Richard Nixon, if someone could answer some of my questions id be very happy;

-Why did he get thrown out of presidency?

-whats the deal with checkers his dog?

-is he dead now?

-why is he considered 'evil'?

ta in advance, Captain Swanman.
Wendell2004

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« Reply #1 on: 10-31-2003 06:22 »

Well Richard Nixon passed away in 1994 and everything else i am not too shore about
Sil

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« Reply #2 on: 10-31-2003 07:02 »

Go to www.watergate.com  and have a hunt.  Did you not do GCSE History?
Basically he had his goons break into the Watergate building where the opposition party had their offices to get the inside information about their election campaign (at least that was the way I understood it).  He denied all knowledge, but then they discovered tapes in the White House that had recorded conversations revealing that not only did he know all about the Watergate incident, he was incredibly racist and swore like an absolute navvy.  He wouldn't hand over the tapes, and so forth.

He was impeached, but was later pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #3 on: 10-31-2003 07:14 »
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GCSE history? why would that matter? you dont do every single topic do you? besides no i didnt. lol- im also crap at geography...
so whats with his dog?
Sil

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« Reply #4 on: 10-31-2003 07:38 »

We covered all of them then did the 4 specific areas in depth (America 1940-80 was one of the indepth ones).
You're on your own with the dog - I have no idea!  laff
nichie

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« Reply #5 on: 10-31-2003 10:09 »

I believe the dog was given to him as a present by someone that shouldn't have been giving him presents under U.S. law. He got called out for it later (bribes, etc) and made a speech about how he didn't take/give bribes but he was going to keep the dog. I'm probably off here, but I didn't pay that much attention in U.S History, and I am too young to remember his presidency.
Zed 85

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« Reply #6 on: 10-31-2003 10:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Go to www.watergate.com  and have a hunt.  Did you not do GCSE History?
Basically he had his goons break into the Watergate building where the opposition party had their offices to get the inside information about their election campaign (at least that was the way I understood it).  He denied all knowledge, but then they discovered tapes in the White House that had recorded conversations revealing that not only did he know all about the Watergate incident, he was incredibly racist and swore like an absolute navvy.  He wouldn't hand over the tapes, and so forth.

He was impeached, but was later pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford.

Oh, I did GCSE History. Only I did f*cking Medicine Trough Time instead.  mad

Dickie Nixon seems like the ideal scape-goat it seems for somereason. I've never really understood it.  confused
Sil

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« Reply #7 on: 10-31-2003 11:11 »

Ooh, sounds like fun!
He was just a slimeball, the way I understood it. He just kept lying and trying to worm his way out of it even though it was obvious he knew what was going on, and -expletive deleted- is all over the transcripts where he was being racist and swearing.  I mean, I swear all the time, and even I thought it was a bit excessive!

Also - the joke "get out of here before I get Cambodian on your asses" is because during the Vietnam war, in an attempt to obliterate the Ho Chi Minh trail which was providing supplies and relief from the North to the guerrilla war in the South, he dropped bombs, napalm, defoliant etc all over Cambodia and Laos, where the trail ran, which was effectively declaring war on them.  However it was run as Covert Operations so that he could deny all knowledge.

Not a nice guy.
 
nagrub

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« Reply #8 on: 10-31-2003 12:16 »

i don't know anything about him, history, geography,  maths, science(i should have listened in school, i still am in school. damn!) i dont like the way his skin hangs from his face... thats enough for me.
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 10-31-2003 12:37 »

 
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He was impeached, but was later pardoned by his successor Gerald Ford.

 no no  He was never impeached.  He resigned.

Nixon certainly did some bad things, but he did a lot of good things as president, as well.  Sadly, all that most people remember about him is that Watergate thing.

It's easy to make jokes about Nixon, I suppose.  But really, the man's been dead for almost ten years now.  What ever happened to de mortuis nil nisi bonum?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #10 on: 10-31-2003 13:03 »
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What ever happened to de mortuis nil nisi bonum?
Well, they keep finding more and more horrible things about him even though he's already dead:

Nurdbot

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« Reply #11 on: 10-31-2003 13:15 »

I expect he's having a lovely tea party with that traitor Stalin and Hitler now.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #12 on: 10-31-2003 13:20 »
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 Oh, I did GCSE History. Only I did f*cking Medicine Trough Time instead.    mad

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hey me too as well as  nazi germany, which was a lot more intresting, and also a small piece of coursework on jack the ripper

but shit nixon would have been infintley more intresting then medicine through time,
but the history department said they thought people would prefer it medicine?, they probably wouldn't get the joke in simpsons where skinner looks for bart in the natrual history museum
meh i'm just bitter because i got a 'D'
aslate

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« Reply #13 on: 10-31-2003 13:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Go to www.watergate.com  and have a hunt.  Did you not do GCSE History?

GCSE History from someone doing GCSE this year:
The Rise of Hitler
Coursework on communism in China
Coursework on Cromford Mill
Crime and punnishment through time

There are other options, but that depends on your school. There's Medicine through time instead of Crime and Punnishment.

David A

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« Reply #14 on: 10-31-2003 13:30 »

 
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I expect he's having a lovely tea party with that traitor Stalin and Hitler now.

Nah, Hitler probably isn't popular in Hell.  I bet all the cool evil people snub him.   tongue
boingo2000

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« Reply #15 on: 10-31-2003 13:30 »

 
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Originally posted by nichie:
I believe the dog was given to him as a present by someone that shouldn't have been giving him presents under U.S. law. He got called out for it later (bribes, etc) and made a speech about how he didn't take/give bribes but he was going to keep the dog. I'm probably off here, but I didn't pay that much attention in U.S History, and I am too young to remember his presidency.

I think that's right, but I also recall hearing somewhere Nixon wanted to be more like JFK, who had a dog during his presidency.  The only difference was JFK and his dog were pals, where Checkers and Nixon couldn't stand each other!  (Nixon especially loathed the dog and only kept it around to save face).  I may be off on this as well.  I'm not exactly a known historical authority.

Squeezit

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« Reply #16 on: 10-31-2003 14:52 »

Not liking your dog!! Now that is a true sign of evil if I've ever heard one!!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 10-31-2003 18:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Sil:
Go to www.watergate.com  and have a hunt.  Did you not do GCSE History?

Actually no I didn't.  Wanna make something of it?
FlasUrama

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« Reply #18 on: 10-31-2003 18:30 »

I did't do GCSE's at all, so i really have NO idear about Nixon, and yes i am stupid, wink
Nixorbo

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« Reply #19 on: 11-01-2003 00:01 »

I'm sure if you look hard enough on the 'net, you'll be able to find out more than you ever wanted to know about everyone's favorite not-a-crook's-head.
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