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Old 03-30-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: YOU are NOT a Washingtonian. YOU are a GENTRIFIER from the CVS, Whole Foods, Starbucks & Condos era.
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RONALD REAGAN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT (MARCH 30, 1981)(UNNARRATED) - YouTube

March 30, 1981
What are your memories of this day?
Was The Star partially to blame?
What are your current thoughts on John Hinckley, Jr?
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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My mom was still pregnant so I'm going to guess that for me it was very warm, wet, and dark.

Presidential assasinations are par for the course for anyone that takes the job. I pass by that hotel all the time when I'm out and about in the city.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: YOU are NOT a Washingtonian. YOU are a GENTRIFIER from the CVS, Whole Foods, Starbucks & Condos era.
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The media coverage was INSANE.
It was all over the news for weeks, months.
To this day the media still stalks John Hinckley, Jr.
I remember seeing him on the news just a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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The media coverage was INSANE.
It was all over the news for weeks, months.
To this day the media still stalks John Hinckley, Jr.
I remember seeing him on the news just a few weeks ago.
You actually remember? Why did I think you were close to my age in your 30s? As mentioned I passed by that hotel all the time. The nice thing about DC is that you're always passing by something famous and historical.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: YOU are NOT a Washingtonian. YOU are a GENTRIFIER from the CVS, Whole Foods, Starbucks & Condos era.
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Yes I remember this like it was yesterday.
From an early age I was always interested in politics.
I have never actually wanted to enter politics I just enjoyed observing it from a distance.
C SPAN was my favorite channel when I was growing up.
I hardly watched MTV.
Instead of toys my room was filled with cardboard cutout replicas of all the DC monuments.
I have a massive collection of political buttons dating back to the 1950s.
All original buttons. Not 1 single button in my collection is a replica or a remake.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I felt the most sorry for James Baker. His health was ruined, while Reagan recovered.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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You actually remember? Why did I think you were close to my age in your 30s? As mentioned I passed by that hotel all the time. The nice thing about DC is that you're always passing by something famous and historical.
exactly! When I was in high school, before downtown's whole revitalization, we used to stand in line waiting to get into DC Live (long gone by now)...1 day, I look up and BAM, I'm standing right in front of Ford's Theater! had never even noticed it...
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: YOU are NOT a Washingtonian. YOU are a GENTRIFIER from the CVS, Whole Foods, Starbucks & Condos era.
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I remember DC Live used to have all of those Allen Iverson birthday bashes and Allen Iverson never even showed up. I never fell for their Bullsh*t marketing schemes.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I was 3 years old so I have none.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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I felt the most sorry for James Baker. His health was ruined, while Reagan recovered.
I think you meant James Brady. Baker worked in the white house for quite some time.
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