G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday at age 90 at his daughter’s home in Virginia.

      His son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed the death but did not reveal the cause, other than to say it was not related to COVID-19.

      Liddy, a former FBI agent and Army veteran, was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping for his role in the Watergate burglary, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He spent four years and four months in prison, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement.

      “I’d do it again for my president,” he said years later.

      Full story here

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      • #414042
        Satan
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        And I told the demons to take “head shots” with their pitchforks!

        "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #413997
      KenTankerous
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      He certainly did his best to make Democracy a joke…

      "If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
      - Henry A. Wallace
      (FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)

    • #414022
      jbnw
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      He gave a talk at the University of Idaho long ago. While I did not agree with his methods, he did believe what he did was necessary.

    • #414029
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #414066
      Bubba
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      The famous story about G. Gordon and the candle?? He wanted to impress the girl he was with, so he held his hand, palm down, in a candle flame until she could smell meat cooking.

      Always wanted to ask him, “In the hours and days following that incident, did you regret it??”

    • #414074
      Pam2
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      @bubba Was she impressed? That would have made me think he was psycho.

       

      • #414084
        Bubba
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        My guess is she thought the same as you.

    • #414088
      Hobbit709
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      About fucking time.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #414093
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Here’s your death trivia:

      “What is the name of the 70s jazz-rock song in which G Gordon Liddy figures rather prominently?”

       

      Very popular group at the time and still well-known.  Song got to #63 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Album reached #35.

    • #414184
      Snort McDork
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      @satan

      As for the song, I know what you’re talking about.

      It’s from Steely Dan.

      My Old School?

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

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