HomeNewsRemembering the Gipper Remembering the Gipper Jay Tea June 5, 2004 News 4 Comments I Former President Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 Half Staff Related Posts Scooter Libby Trial Jury Selection Muslims Honor Fallen Marines Six Dead, Twenty One Missing in Explosion at Massey Energy West Virginia Coal Mine About The Author Jay Tea 4 Comments Kevin June 5, 2004 I moved the picture post to the top of the page (for the rest of the day) and linked to this one for commentary. Adrian Warnock's UK blog June 5, 2004 I have collated some tributes on my blog- including one from Thatcher Eric Lindholm June 5, 2004 Wow, we’re really close in age. I was 18 in February 1986 so I didn’t get a chance to vote for Reagan either. But I have a great picture of me and my college buddies counting the electoral votes for Bush Sr. in Nov. 1988 (Reagan’s third term). Macker June 6, 2004 I was working as a photographer for my home town newspaper back in Michigan the day Reagan was shot. My boss and I grabbed our stuff and hit the street. One of the first group of people we asked their opinion for…we were floored: “I hope he DIES!” These two women had five kids with them, and one of them was very pregnant with another. They were black, and they hated Reagan’s guts, you could see it in their eyes. Such hatred for a man who just took office only two months prior just seemed incomprehensible to me. So today’s LLL reaction to Reagan’s passing doesn’t surprise me one bit.