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Gerald Ford hero or zero?

My angry rants on the whole Gerald Ford media/republican nonesense. There's some light cursing which I actually edited much of it out. =)
Gerald Ford hero or zero?


Did I miss something? What the hell is all the "president Ford was a great blah blah" rhetoric? Watching all those republicans prancing around the body of a man who probably did this country more harm then Bush (whether knowingly or not) has is just so *insert wicked phrase here* disgusting. Ah yes, how far the conspiring right has come... They have even gone as far as to try and blame the democrats for wanting to "divide" the nation at a time when the nation needed "healing". Fuck you, where's the goddamn justice in that? You same idiots ran a president from office for charges that were more morally wrong than criminal (See Clinton). You don't "heal" a nation by looking the other way. No I forgot... the way to heal is by dividing and confusing the people. Anybody who doesn't agree is just a big fucken liberal commie.

So it is with all this that I finally come to the question I have posted. My answer? Well that ultimately depends on Ford himself, which sadly will no longer be around. From what I have read about Ford it is clear to see that he was indeed a good person. Was he a good president? I don't think so. Wait that sounded a little hesitant... what I meant was, hell fucking no he was not a good president!

So let me say here what the subdued speaking media wont ever tell you; Ex President Gerald Ford as president was indeed a huge fucking zero.

Fuck you neo-cons.

well... 02.Jan.2007 12:48

somebody

indeed he was not good, but was the best prez in my lifetime

Ford survived 3 assassination attempts--HEARTBEAT AWAY from Pres. Rockefeller 02.Jan.2007 13:28

in 1975

Yes, the neocons came in with Ford. And if they had gotten rid of Ford like they planned in 1975, they would have attacked the WTCs back in 1976.

And they seemed to want to start of "9-11" early, in 1975:

See:

1.

Washington's Jones for Gerald Ford
 http://www.slate.com/id/2156300/?nav=ais


2.

and more parapolitically:

Title: WOODWARD, Pentagon plant, rep. of people 2 remove Nixon: why? "THE 25TH AMEND. TRICK"
Author: skolnick
Date: 2004.04.21 10:02
Description: THE 25TH AMENDMENT TRICK--USED IN TWO ATTEMPTS TO GET TO THE PRESIDENCY WITHOUT ANY ELECTION Queuing up to appoint President Nelson Rockefeller, via a SLOW COUP of appointments and assassinations, a technique that Bush has learned from well it seems.

In 1973: plan was to remove VP Agnew first, appoint a crony, then remove Nixon next (suitably bribed), thus, having both appointed Pres & VP as appointees, after the JFK assassination; then kill off the Pres. appointeee Ford, who had appointed Nelson as VP.

***However, Ford survived 3 assassination attempts--messing the queueing all up. Did the Nelson Rockefeller scheme die with him, in 1979, after he basically appointed the whole administration of Trilaterals to Jimmy Carter's administration as a consolation prize to his failes slow coup? Or did it live on in the attempt to remove Gore in 1998? and then in Gore assassination attempts in 2000? And the attempts to vacate Cheney without vacating Bush? Something to keep in mind: this would be an entirely legal coup. Watch out. Since November 22, 1963 (murder of U.S. President John F. Kennedy by a Nazi inside cabal linked to Johnson, Lemnitzer, Nixon, Bush Sr.), American politics has been overshadowed by a gangster turf war. It was not taken seriously by voters for four decades. Voters might be well advised to rethink their decision to ignore this.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/04/286401.shtml

3.

and note that in 1975, this is when Bush Senior was CIA Head, and when his CIA started to plot out a plan to destroy the WTCs with false flag terrorism.

Title: Army Theorists Crafted Model of 9/11 Attack Back in 1976.
Author: repost
Date: 2005.09.25 01:16
Description: fwiw, this stuff has been originating from the far-far-right wing of the media spectrum (American Free Press, etc.) - but perhaps this McNiven really has the goods. Timothy McNiven, an outspoken critic of the President's handling of 9/11 and a 29-year U.S. Defense Department operative still under contract with the government says not only did the Bush administration purposely ignore Al Q'aida in the months preceding the WTC attacks, but that his military unit way back in 1976 devised a mock terrorist attack of the Twin Towers exactly like what occurred on 9/11. McNiven, who first went public in an affidavit included in a 9/11-related federal conspiracy (RICO) lawsuit filed against Bush and others in 2004, claims his unit was ordered to create the "perfect terrorist plan" using commercial airliners as weapons and the Twin Towers as their target. The study, commissioned to C-Battery 2/81st Field Artillery, U.S. Army, stationed in Strassburg, Germany in 1976, specifically devised the scenario of the Twin Towers being leveled by Middle Eastern terrorists using commercial airliners and even plastic box cutters to bypass security. It should be noted that from November 1975 until January 1977 the Director of Central Intelligence was none other than George H.W. Bush (whom the CIA Center For Intelligence building in Langley, VA is now named after).
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/325502.shtml

4.

US DoD McNiven RICO SUIT! BUSH SENIOR, CIA head, & his 1976 state terror plan to hit WTCs!
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/03/313859.shtml

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comments:

this explains several things,

1. explains how the whole 1976 staffing was put back in place (Rumsfeld, Secretary of State in 1976; Bush Senior, CIA Director in 1976, Nelson Rockfeller as Vice President and almost President after three failed assassination attempts on appointed Ford; Cheney was chief of staff for President Ford in 1976. These three came back together under the son of Bush Senior when George W. Bush was installed by the Supreme Court. Then Bush Senior really back in control once Bush Senior's right hand man, Meuller, was placed as head of the FBI weeks before the 9-11 self hit.

2. explains why postponed: Bush removed from CIA position by Carter, plan postponed. Regroup....

3. explains 'delay' when Nelson Rockfeller both fails to become president like he wanted in 1976. Then he dies in 1979.

4. explains how they thought they could seriously rewrite the U.S. Constitution in 1976, to set up totally appointed frameworks of the legislature. Kid you not. This was connected to Rockfellers as well. Perhaps the terror hit that was planned was to be done in a few years to do it.

5. explains the Trilateral issues here: Nelson got half his wish by basically dominating all appointments of the Carter Administration with Trilaterials, a clique of banker/internationalists (which included George Bush by the way) all hand picked by his brother David Rockfeller. Trilaterials were started up by David Rockfeller with aid by Mr. Grand Chessboard himself, Zbigniew Brezesinki, who in late 1990s wrote of the "requirements" for a "new pearl harbor" because U.S. democracy 'lacks the will to be an empire without such events, history has shown'. Carter one of the first Trilaterials as well.

6. explains why the WTCs were chosen: found to be unstable, and perhaps even the WTCs were created simply for the Rockefeller desire of destroying them. After all, they were constructed under Nelson Rockfeller himself (as Governor of New York), with help from his brother on financing, David Rockefeller (founder of the Trialterals). These would be the very people who thought they would be in charge directly after Ford Assassination attempts. However, all these failed.

7. explains surrogate hit on Three Mile Island to "jump start" FEMA as a back up plan, in 1979. FEMA is actually 'activated' three days early, before it is even authorized, to be in place for the fake hit on Three Mile Island. FEMA allows total media seal off and vetting of all events through the federal government. The state terror test successful.

5. explains why Bush Senior so anxious to get into the Presidency in 1980.

6. explains why he is willing to murder Reagan to do it, when his Vice President, in 1981, mere months into Reagan's first term. THE ATTEMPTED COUP D'ETAT OF MARCH 30, 1981 (87,300 bytes)  http://www.tarpley.net/bush17.htm

7. explains the later 1993 FBI sponsored attempts, months into Bush proxy William Jefferson Clinton (drug dealing connections) to destory the Towers thorugh surrogate terrorists they actually told what to hit and how to hit it. However, the Towers failed to fall down.

8. explains how directly after this failed attempt to take down the towers, the Bush family buys up the WTC security contracts. Soon, Marvin Bush head of Security (Securatec) for the WTC. (The reality is a bit more complicated, though shows Bush company (Kuwaiti-American) in charge of security at the WTC's after a failed attempt.

8. explains how in early 2001, the whole 1976 team were put into power once more through Bush family appointments: Baby Bush appoints his father's 1976 friends to power once more: Cheney (Bush Senior's Secretary of State for the Gulf War I, Halluburton connections, and Cheney was Ford's 1976 Chief of Staff), Rumsfeld (appointed Secretary of State in 2001, was appointed Secretary of State in 1976 for appointed Ford as well...), and appointing George W. Bush (a proxy for his father coming back into power from his "interrupted" 1976 CIA Directorship), and the appointing of another GHW Bush right hand man, Meuller, as FBI director. Then they were set to unleash their hit on the United States. Which they did. Which they still are.

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ETC:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/03/313859.shtml

Come on...some specifics. 02.Jan.2007 14:50

Play it again

Look you guys, how about specifics instead of rhetoric?

1. Did you forget that Ford, the "go along and get along" guy was on the warren commission? He sure didn't do anything but go along with the crowd and counsel the rest to "put it to rest for the good of the nation". Cover up?

2. Pardoning Nixon. How can anyone argue that letting a crook go is more healing to a nation than making him pay for his crime like we all have to? Again, he pardoned so "we could all just heal and move on". Bob Woodward and others testify to a "deal" being made before Nixon's resignation. General Haig denies it, but admits preparing just such a letter "as an option".

3. He elevated Cheney and Rummy to meaningful power positions in his administration, while knowing they were fascists and zionist puppets. Nice legacy!

4. Lastly, according to Bob Woodward, he was seriously opposed to the Iraq war, but asked that his comments be withheld until his death. Some service to the country!

There you go, fawn over him all you want, but you will have to rationalize all that and much more I haven't even listed in order to do so.

Good luck.

Simply a diversion (simple being the operative) 02.Jan.2007 15:06

J Hillstrom

Hey, Ford is just doing what he has always done: Being a diversion. He diverted Amerika from toasting Nixon and his cronies, thus leaving only the whistle blowers to pay for their crimes. Had he not done so, we would have had (shudder shudder) a constitutional crisis, and congress tied up trying to mete out justice. Having successfully diverted justice on that occasion has led almost directly to the moral less cadre that we have now running the country. Knowing that no matter how heinous or agregious your crimes may be you will not be punished allows you to lie the country into an endless war, to refuse to listen to the electorate, and yes, to electronically STEAL the government.
Now, we are at another crisis: Americans may just be starting to notice that they have been serviced (in the down home manner) by this cabal, and even though they refuse to notice all of the tan folks that have been killed (by some estimates, Millions) during the reign of terror brought to you by the Bush family, they are noticing that three thousand of their kids are not coming home alive, and over twenty thousand are coming back in various stages of mutilation. Along comes Ford, to save the day. Yay! a diversion.
Why the hell else would they heap so much adoration on a man that no one in Washington had anything good to say about while alive? He is getting more attention than dead Ron did, for crying out loud.
So, yes, Gerald was/is a helluva good man, good politician, without the balls apparently to even speak his own mind, except after he is dead. If he was keeping his opinion quiet out of some sort of "code of the ex presidents," he was an even bigger idiot than we thought. You may take it to the bank that if the whack job in there now somehow survives to have someone write his memoirs, he will criticise everyone from Washington to his own daddy, as well as whoever succeeds him.

Ford was a traitor 02.Jan.2007 17:48

sassy

He pardoned Nixon, he blocked any real investigation in the assassination of JFK, and he was a pedophile (google Cathy O'Brian and Mark Phillips). Hurry up and bury the traitor already. He isn't royalty, so stop parading him around like he is. He's probably starting to smell by now.

Nice guy, that Jerry Ford 02.Jan.2007 23:55

give me a break!

Well, lets go back in time to Fords presidency.....
To a little place called East Timor.
Little tiny region of Indonesia, population was about 750,000. Settled by Portugese. Almost all catholics.
Rest of Indonesia basically Muslims.

Well, the two populations were at each others throats...kind of like they are again today.
So Ford and Kissinger make a trip to visit the President of Indonesia, named Suharto.
He tells Ford and Kissinger he'd like to "solve the problem".
Ford tells him to go ahead and solve it. The USA would not have anything to say about it.
Suharto says "thanks, but if you don't want me to solve it, I won't...since you do have a lot to say about things in my country since you control oil production and all".
Ford says "no, go ahead and run your country as you wish".

So Ford and Kissinger fly home and Suharto goes ahead and slaughters 250,000 people. Basically 1/3 of the entire population.

Nice guy, that Jerry Ford.

the "zero" column is adding up, for Gerald Ford 03.Jan.2007 08:11

grouper fish

Some previous PIMC posts on the topic. Would make a fine feature article to group them?


1.

What Gerald Ford Really Stood For
author: Richard Mellor e-mail:  aactivist@igc.org
No one should get pleasure from the death of another, but workers have no reason to mourn the passing of Gerald Ford
Richard Mellor AFSCME Local 444 retired 12-30-06

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351422.shtml

2.

Bury him, already! We can still count
author: .....

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351410.shtml

3.

Ford Prolonged Our Nightmare, Impeaching Bush Will Heal Our Nation
author: Jonathan Tasini
We can undo some of the damage that the Nixon pardon caused. And that task must be taken up by the incoming Democratic majority. Incoming Speaker Pelosi and incoming Majority Leader Reid, if you continue to refuse to hold the current Administration accountable, as set forth in our Constitution, for the breaking of our laws and the violation of their sworn oaths, you will only be prolonging our national nightmare for years and possible generations to come.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351344.shtml

4.

Commentary on the Death of Gerald Ford
author: reposts
Yes, it was Gerald R. Ford who took those famously amoral and criminally incompetent backroom operators, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, out of the lower quadrants of the twisted bowels of the Nixon White House and raised them to the highest levels of American government, where, in one form or another, overtly and covertly, they have inflicted their primitive ideology and violent psychodramas on the nation, and the world, for more than three decades.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351294.shtml

5.

Gerald Ford helping cover-up JFK assassination was his real legacy
author: MIKE FEINSILBER
The effect of Ford's editing was to suggest that a bullet struck Kennedy in the neck, ''raising the wound two or three inches. Without that alteration, they could never have hoodwinked the public as to the true number of assassins.''

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351250.shtml

Ford was a puppet for Kissinger and N. Rockefeller 03.Jan.2007 09:39

Anarchy-nonymous

Well, Ford ram-rodded GHW Bush into the CIA Director position, despite furious objections. No other candidates were suggested though, it had to be George, former GOP Chairman. One of the first things he did was start digging into the CIA files on the JFK assassination (since he's one of the guys who murdered him  http://www.planetquo.com/The-George-H-W-Bush-JFK-Murder-Connection )

Ford also held the key to getting Nelson Rockefeller what he wanted: the Presidency. Nelson was made an unelected vice-president, thanks to legislation his faithful sock puppets passed for him in the 25th Amendment. Nixon was hated by Bush, Kissinger, Haig, etc. He was supposed to be a puppet, but he kept acting too autonomously (for better or worse - frankly, I think he was the lesser evil than the Kissinger-Bush-Haig cabal).

Nelson would have ascended to the pinnacle of world power had he not had a heart attack while having some kinky sex with an student intern half his age.

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