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Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby liam stephens on Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:15 am

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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:24 pm

From this photo it is appeared like they played Italian checkers, not Anglo-American, because the board turned around 90 degrees and the square 29 (A1) is white, not black.

However more likely, they just took the board and set randomly position for photographer and didn't really play the game.

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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:06 pm

You do have a funny way of thinking Alex.!!Dont let draughts rule your life.Grrrrrrrrrrr

Anyone looking at this picture would (if they were normal?) think,.......you gotta be joking,no way is this caption true. The little guy looks more like........ his great-grandson.Poor kid .......and bad film producer.
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:45 pm

tommyc wrote:You do have a funny way of thinking Alex.

Tommy,

when I looked at photo, the very first thing I've done - jumped on position, not faces. What interesting with faces ? :lol: But checkers positions are much more attrcative and have more information and interesting things inside.

If position is fake - faces also are fake.

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Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby liam stephens on Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:07 pm

Yes indeed, Tommy.
I don't believe that intellectual pursuits featured highly in Regan's agenda (as any viewer of Spitting Image might well tell you).
Surely, the interesting point here, is why a man of his eminence would go to such lengths to appear to participate in a game, in relation to which another former President, Jimmy Carter, in a book, refers to:

"...checker players and other loafers..." *

* Reference - Oldbury's Encyclopaedia, page 120.
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Gene Lindsay on Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:46 pm

I always thought Jimmy Carter was an idiot, I guess that proves it.

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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:54 pm

Surely not as big an "idiot" as the one in office now!!?
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:00 pm

MMM.. Liam i guess Reagan and Carter dint see eye to eye on draughts either.

But what i wanna know ............when i look at that picture is.............who was the real father.
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Re:Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby liam stephens on Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:17 pm

A good question Tommy- perhaps a DNA test?

Actually, they had a son Ron born in 1958. In the picture he looks about 10 to 12 years old, which would date the picture around 1970, when Reagan was Governor of California.
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:39 pm

tommyc wrote:Surely not as big an "idiot" as the one in office now!!?


Easy, easy ...
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:17 pm

In nice to see we agree on some things Alex!!

Nice one Liam.........well i guess once a cowboy always........but as you say lets go for the DNA. Dont get excited Alex it nothing to do w/ draughts. (Draughts National Authority)?? No nO.
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:23 pm

carter was an idiot........he is viewed as the weakest president in decades before and after..........
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:25 pm

tommyc wrote:Dont get excited Alex it nothing to do w/ draughts.


Why not ??? :lol: You and Liam spent alot of time and efforts to find a true. I just looked at position and told you everything about this !

Don't trust politicians and photographers :D

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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:29 pm

We just looked at the BIG picture.......thats what tells the whole story.

But i liked ol Reagan as Presidents go,he could act real good ......after he gave up the film industry.
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Re: Even Presidents play Checkers

Postby tommyc on Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:33 pm

I never had much time for politicians or photographers who were checker players.!
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