Bicentennial Man: Ford '76 and Beyond

Feinstein’s career is dead IIRC. She was about to quit politics when she became Mayor.

I also can’t think of a better avenging angel than Leo himself—by all accounts I’ve read he was one of the good critters.
 
The fallout from Jonestown is going to be massive .

Honestly, at the rate things are going Ford and Nixon are going to be tied over who is the worst presidents.
 
The fallout from Jonestown is going to be massive .

Honestly, at the rate things are going Ford and Nixon are going to be tied over who is the worst presidents.
I wonder will ford be even worse (perhaps even reaching harding level) or just slightly better than nixon
 
Cities in Crisis
"...the nature of cities in the late 1970s seemed to be one of decline; white flight and crime, drug use, municipal default. Cleveland defaulted shortly after the midterms in 1978 when Mayor Kucinich refused to sell off the city utility; the public was shocked when the Mafia had him assassinated shortly afterwards [1], especially right on the heels of Jonestown..."

- Mario Cuomo "New York: The Crisis," PBS Newshour, 1998

"...urban decline ran rampant across America at that time, and though suburbanites and rural Americans struggled too, nothing seemed to typify the post-Vietnam, post-Panama Shock, depression-marred country like the heroin addicts laid out on sidewalks, the abandoned shells of rowhomes, fires in cars and gasoline drums at night, the graffiti and the gangs. The country was sick, but her great cities, only a quarter century earlier industrial envies of the world, were dying..."

- A Prayer for the City

"...unique in a time of decline was Detroit, which decided to forge ahead with its ambitious Metro proposals in the late 1970s despite the auto industry's struggles to compete with cheap Japanese cars. Mayor Young seemed to believe that only by "changing the game," in other words forging ahead and letting the triple crises at Ford, GM and Chrysler resolve themselves, could the city bounce back from the post-1967 paradigm. Metro lines for Woodward and Gratiot had ground broken and a line out to the airport began planning at that time too..."

- The Lazarus Effect: The Death and Resurrection of the American City


[1] The Mob really did have a hit put out on Kucinich but called it off in time
 
And well with this development it will certainly cement ford reputation in well either being a president at a wrong time or someone on nixon level/harding level but well who knows what will happen in the future (on the topic of future im anxious on what will you do with 1979 in indochina regarding 2 events there 😉)
 
And well with this development it will certainly cement ford reputation in well either being a president at a wrong time or someone on nixon level/harding level but well who knows what will happen in the future (on the topic of future im anxious on what will you do with 1979 in indochina regarding 2 events there 😉)
Let me guess… Vietnamese intervention in Cambodia and the border war with China?
 
Soberania New
"...the code word "Soberania" rang across Argentine radios in the invasion fleet at 20:00 on December 23rd, and the attacks began. The Chilean Navy was lying ready; the vicious fighting in the southernmost waters of the world began, with three ships sunk within the first hour. Argentina boots touched down on Freycinet and Horn, a substantial symbolic victory, and with its advantage in submarines was able to harry the whole of the Chilean Navy stationed in that zone..."

- The Beagle War: Thirty Years On (2008)

"...in those mountain passes the Argentineans found their superior numbers running into a superior force; the Chilean military was better trained with better and more modern equipment, though both armies used elite mountaineering divisions in the early fighting. At high altitudes, in difficult weather despite occurring in the summer, with bombs falling all around them and planes crashing into the peaks, both militaries engaged in the bloodiest mountain warfare since Caporetto, with casualties in the low thousands within days..."

- The Junta Wars

"...we knew a war with Chile would not be cheap and that their elite forces were in those passes, but our hopes were for Peruvian or Bolivian involvement, what with the controversy of those northern provinces, and that the threat of a multi-theater war Pinochet could not afford would bring Chile to the table. Passes being dynamited as the Chileans retreated stopped our advance; bombing Santiago after we shot down multiple Chilean fighters by luck did not end the conflict either, and our failure in the first week to complete secure the Beagle, indeed with the Belgrano sunk in the Beagle Strait by a torpedo dropped in the water by a strafing run, with most of the crew going down with the vessel. It was a bloody, ugly thing in those first days, and eventually information escaped our censors..."

- General Jorge Videla, former dictator of Argentina
 
So if the junta is busy fighting (and losing) to Chile they probably won't be busy fighting (and losing) to the Brits a few years later.

More or less correct. Beagle or Falklands was an either or (or a NEITHER/or! Ayyyy!) proposition.

One could argue the Falklands were invaded specifically because the Beagle dispute didn’t go their way
 
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