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Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Richard Nixon Library

Nixon Library
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Fourteen years. That’s how long the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, Ca., has been open. There is a lot to see, although the Presidential papers of Richard Nixon are still in the custody of the National Archives. Last year, I spent a lot of time in Kansas City, Mo., on a contract, and I visited the Truman Library in Independence. It is very nice, and could probably fit in a corner of Nixon’s.

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  • At 7:40 PM, Blogger Billi-Jean said…

    I'm still watching over your shoulder.... how many windows have you got open there?!!

  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Boy, was that SPOOKY!

    Welcome to my place. I hope that you like it.


  • At 6:04 AM, Blogger Jilly said…

    Hi Grey, thanks so much for your comment on my blog, when I want to speak american, your programme will be gratefully received!

  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…

    Greg -
    Do you remember me telling you that Nixon went to Duke? Our only claim to fame! Well, that and basketball!

  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Brenda, yes, I remember your telling me. I found out that he graduated third in his class in 1937, and he attended on a scholarship.


  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Stew Magoo said…

    I thought Nixon was a bad guy...

  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Stew, yep, me too. Check this out:


    "TEEN ANGEL. "He made it so 18-year-olds could vote," a young lady named Michelle Witt said. Fair enough, I figured: Nixon did drop the voting age. Lindsay Conley, a perky lass, went straight to the scandal that ended the Nixon Presidency--but with an unexpected twist.

    "When I first heard about Watergate, I said 'What a bad guy,'" Lindsay told me with deadpan seriousness. "But when I realized he had to deal with Vietnam and the prisoners of war, I thought it was amazing he didn't go insane." Pretty loose connection there, I thought, though Lindsay was positively Cartesian in her logic compared with Elizabeth DeRose, who had become an unqualified Nixon fan. "I would have liked to have met him," she said. "He seemed cool. He had a dog.""

  • At 10:55 PM, Blogger Stew Magoo said…

    Apparently I forgot to insert the Sardonic Sneer emoticon. Where is that darn thing anyway..


  • At 9:24 PM, Blogger Meghan said…

    My senior PROM was held at the Nixon Library...how's that one for ya!? Beautiful grounds.

    And as for the "sushi on pizza" idea...I think you might be one to something. I could eat sushi seven times a day!!

  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Meghan, the two concepts - the Prom at Yorba Linda, and Pizza cum sushi, are ... not appetizing to me! Your blog, however, is wonderful; and I have linked to it - Meghan's Deep Thoughts, everyone - from Hasty Ruminations.


  • At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Come visit us over at Zig's

  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger Meredith said…

    Sorry this has absolutely nothing to do with Nixon. I just wanted to stop by and tell you "in person" that I enjoy your blog too, thatnks for linking to me *gracefully accepts compliment*, and superb rendition of Oklahoma! I know your affinty for your dog Lacy, so if you want you can visit my two dogs and my cat currently on my blog. Enjoy!

  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    Meredith, your doggies are great - I was headed out to get a Golden Retriever three years when I happened on Lacy, a six month old yellow lab, and fell in love. Lacy wants to meet your cat... really, she'll be nice. Welcome back, and I'll leave more specific notes on yours!


    P.S. As to singing... I told a good friend with small kids yesterday to reduce the chances for the flu by getting them to wash their poisonous little hands with soap and really warm water ten times a day, while singing or reciting the first stanza of "America the Beautiful". I suppose I'll never hear from them again.

  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger Evan said…

    nixon was the best republican president in modern history except for watergate of course



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