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GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) – The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Monday. He was 92.

Moon also developed good relationships with conservative American leaders, including former Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  

Well, the tides of time tenaciously march on in a decade dance.  Dust to dust.  Sadly, the whims of human nature remains static.

The Moonies will now be led by Rev. Moon's son.

Blasts from the Moon's Past

TPM Muckraker has been following Rev Moon and his Washington Times for a..well, for a very long time.

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The Washington Times Is Imploding? byAlyoshaKaramaz

Mother Jones has wondered for a very long time, what's with George Herbert Walker Bush and Rev. Moon?

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What's the Deal With Bush the Elder and the Moonies?  byJekyllnHydeFollow

Wonkette has a similar fascination with Bush 41 and Rev Moon

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Resurrecting the Bush (Huge) Land-Acquisition-in-Paraguay Story  Residentcynic

Apparently, Bush 41 was thankful to Rev Moon for burying the male-child sex ring run out of the White House story.

VIDEO - Penn State Football 1986: Team Visits White House (Embedding disabled by request)

Bush 41 and Rev. Moon have been sweet on each other ever since the cult leader killed the Washington Times investigation of a male-child prostitute ring being run out of the Reagan-Bush White House in the 1980s. The best friends reportedly own giant adjoining ranches in Paraguay, and Poppy Bush has also accompanied Moon on South American vacations.
Let us not forget that Ronald Reagan was first a Sports Announcer.  He loved college football.

Here's a Sandusky timeline, indicating that Sandusky enjoyed his visits to the Reagan/Bush White House:

Note to readers: ** denotes development related to alleged child sex abuse.

1977: Jerry Sandusky, recently promoted to defensive coordinator at Penn State, forms "The Second Mile," an organization with the mission of helping troubled young boys, particularly those from absent or dysfunctional families.

Jan. 1, 1982: Penn State wins its first national championship with a 27-23 win over No. 1 Georgia.

Jan. 2, 1987: Sandusky's punishing defense intercepts Heisman-winning quarterback Vinny Testaverde five times, lifting Penn State to a 14-10 upset of No. 1 Miami and the school's second national title.

October 1987: In an interview with NBC News, Sandusky discusses his affinity for working with children: "I enjoy being around children. I enjoy their enthusiasm. I just have a good time with them."

November 1990: Praise for The Second Mile's work with children is widespread. President George H.W. Bush names The Second Mile one of his 1,000 points of light.

No accusations here; however, I hadn't connected the Reagan, Bush 41, Sandusky dots before and certainly in the light of an alleged male-child prostitute ring run out of the Reagan/Bush White House.

Yuck.  

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