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What other decade would you live in?
Most Americans choose the 1950s

Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/16/2013 1:18:09 PM

Americans continue to harken to the call of the bodacious, idyllic, post-war, big-finned, fabulous ‘50s. Given a choice of any decade in the century, the public would most want to live in the 1950s, this according to a new YouGov/Economist poll. The 1980s comes in second - with some interesting partisan divides between Republicans and Democrats over the decades. And the numbers: 18 percent of Americans would live in the 1950s if they could go back in time; 20 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agree. 15 percent of Americans overall would chose to live in the 1960s;

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I would say that also, even though I was a very young child during those times. There was such an innocence about America back then. When I was old enough to "look back" and compare it to the turbulent 60´s, the assassination of JFK, etc. I had felt much safer then.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jmkotow, 8/16/2013 1:23:01 PM     (No. 9477222)

The 50´s forever! I grew up in the 50´s and loved it,wish we could go back. Thank God for a good memory.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/16/2013 1:25:40 PM     (No. 9477230)

Not hard to understand. People were optimistic about the future in the ´50s and ´80s. The music in the ´50s was pretty good too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/16/2013 1:27:34 PM     (No. 9477233)

I graduated high school in 1959.
The movie "Grease" describes my teen years. They were the best of times.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/16/2013 1:38:58 PM     (No. 9477251)

Loved the fifties - I got in on the tail end, but it was great! My youngest niece loves vintage home decor & dishes from that time period & I recently met a young doctor that loves the books & jazz of that era. I am always amused to tell the "young whippersnappers" about party-line phones, TV test patterns, no "dish-on-demand" & the fabulous fashions of the day. All agree that the women were so attractive then (no tattoos or goth or emo) & men wore ties everywhere! I tell them that there was plenty to do & we had a huge, close family, then. I make sure the younger kids in the family know what it was like, because I think it appeals to them to bring back the family closeness that we had in those days.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay, 8/16/2013 1:41:01 PM     (No. 9477256)

I´m with #3. We enjoyed Sock Hops, Soda Shops and a general "Happy Days" kind of life. Back then, there were "Families". It was frowned upon to be divorced. Worse yet, to have a baby out of wedlock. There were no Homosexuals that we knew of, they certainly weren´t having parades. Girls never could ever think of having a boy in the girls bathroom just because he "THINKS" he now a girl! Teachers controlled their classrooms. If you didn´t behave, you were sent home and couldn´t come back without a very serious parent/principal conference. If you got into a fight on the school bus, you were kicked off for the rest of the school year! Everyone worked when they were 16 or older because if they didn´t, they went without. Nobody felt sorry for them! When you graduated, you were expected to get a full time job,(with the gas, phone or other utility companies)go to college, or take up a Trade. If you went to college, you got a degree in something that would land you a job! Poor people were helped by family and the Church. If they were just lazy, and not sick or old, nobody cared where their next meal came from! Nobody gave them a place to live either. It was work or you´re on your own! I loved the 50´s! I wish my grandchildren could live in that era. I shudder to think what is ahead for them!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley, 8/16/2013 1:52:29 PM     (No. 9477277)

I missed the 50´s by one year, but the 1960´s didnt really start till 1965 or so, with the Johnson escalation in Viet Nam and color TV becoming common.
I dont disagree that the 50´s were proabaly a better time, but we should not forget the stresses of the Korean War, the cold war, unbreathable air in many cities (Akron comes to mind, where I was born. Sulphur stench and soot every morning) and probably a lot of other things we put aside and forgot. Wasn´t polio still around then? Bad stuff.
I do miss the hair styles and clothes of the 1970´s, but those were my teen years. Special place in my heart for that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/16/2013 1:52:51 PM     (No. 9477280)

Only people over 70 can appreciate the 50´s and I ain´t there yet.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/16/2013 1:55:13 PM     (No. 9477284)

The 50´s were ok but those periodic air raid test sirens scared the c--p out of me as a kid.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ken M., 8/16/2013 1:55:24 PM     (No. 9477285)

Another 50´s kid here -- 1st grade 1949, graduated HS 1961 -- and the times were good. There was one pregnancy in HS, and everyone was horrified.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: QRP, 8/16/2013 1:57:34 PM     (No. 9477289)

Didn´t care that much for the 50´s. Never much cared for DoWop but Lo-Fi did hide much of its flaws. No radial tires. Everyone smoked. No AC even in office buildings. Much preferred the 60´s. Society had not gone down the tubes and technology was coming on line.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 8/16/2013 2:01:54 PM     (No. 9477296)

I´ll go with the 50´s. It´s when I grew up (born 1942). Of course, for most of us, those childhood years are looked on fondly. I would gladly go back to earlier eras....IF we could take the medical advances with us. I had polio as a child (age nine) so 1951 was a bummer for me. I really think that era ended November 22, 1963.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Talk2, 8/16/2013 2:02:44 PM     (No. 9477297)

I lived through the entire decade and remember things some others might not - The Korean War that claimed WWII veterans who managed to escape death or maiming only to be taken by Truman´s "Police Action" in another war for which we were unprepared and politicians decided we didn´t want to win so it goes on today. I remember the "duck and cover" drills in schools in case the USSR decided to drop the bomb. I recall the line guys used on girls to get into their panties - "Come on, we could be dead tomorrow if the Russians drop the bomb." I remember gas for $.25 a gallon and a new car for $1500 or less. We never locked our doors and had parent imposed curfews of 9PM on weekdays and 11PM on weekends. The vast majority of girls guarded their virture and the vast majority of boys were like birddogs pointing at girls known to be "loose". Today it may seem a more gentle time, but reality was there wasn´t much in the way of spending money and a nickel for a coke with your sack lunch was a big deal. I joined the Navy during the Korean War and WWII veterans were not kind and gentle with recruits because they knew the horrors of combat weren´t video games. I´d still take the 50s over the 60s and subsequent decades with their drugs, lack of self discipline, welfare, and Obama and his ilk.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/16/2013 2:05:48 PM     (No. 9477302)

YES, to that one. Of course one has to be over
50 to remember much. Today´s youth with all their hi-tech gadgets are inundated with propaganda and a great deal of foolishness.
You can´t beat a radio, a tv with 3 channels plus PBS. a newspaper with real news, and an optimistic environment. So much different today.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dman, 8/16/2013 2:14:18 PM     (No. 9477313)

Count me in. I grew up in the 50´s, and despite the threat of nuclear annihilation with those "duck and cover" drills it was a peaceful, well-managed decade. America was America back then. Aside from the space race and resulting tech boom, and a brief political respite during the Reagan years, things have gone downhill since the Kennedy assassination. That was the "tipping point", IMO.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/16/2013 2:14:42 PM     (No. 9477315)

#11 beat me to it. The fifties were great in retrospect, but I´ll take the medical advances of today. Polio, thalidomide, heart problems that can be dealt with today meant death back then,childhood leukemia was always fatal but now can be treated successfully. There are many more to mention, but I´ll stay where I am, thank you. However, can I list Barack Obama as a disease of 2013 that might be fatal?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/16/2013 2:18:05 PM     (No. 9477321)

I was born in 1942 ... 50s were easy for me.

Too young to have any responsibility other than to obey my parents and get good marks in school.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lucky4, 8/16/2013 2:41:05 PM     (No. 9477342)

The 50´s. You could fly a flag. Respect others, church was considered a good thing. Morals were held in high regard. Family was important and divorce was considered a sad thing and bad for the kids and to be avoided.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sabrajet, 8/16/2013 2:44:03 PM     (No. 9477345)

I loved the 50´s, except when my Dad, an Infantry Officer was transfered back to my Mom´s home town in GA, hone of Ft. Benning. Living on Army Post overseas you forgot that blacks -who were my friends -could rarely leave the post gates without running into some kind of racial problems. The city took great pride in having Ft Benning and black solders had less problems in the South but the locals were not so lucky. It it weren´t for that I would look back at the 1950´s with a smile-and ´I liked Ike´ and always will.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 8/16/2013 2:51:16 PM     (No. 9477352)

Whenever I think about living in another era, I remind myself:
No computers.
No cell phones.
Only 3 liberal TV channels to watch.
And many more I could name. No, thanks, I´m glad I´m where I am.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/16/2013 2:55:22 PM     (No. 9477358)

As a young pup growing up in the 50`s, my earliest memory was turning on the t.v., leaving the room and coming back 15 minutes later just as the picture was coming on screen. Then there was 5 minutes of adjusting the horizontal and vertical. Today, I yell at the microwave when it takes 30 seconds to heat food....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/16/2013 2:59:52 PM     (No. 9477363)

I loved the 80s - Reagan, hair bands and new wave music, introduction of the PC - but older people tell me that the 50s were even better. Man, you folks must had a great time back then!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: youngtexan, 8/16/2013 3:11:20 PM     (No. 9477374)

Geez. Um, being born in 1972, the 70s were great except Jimmeh Carter. The 80s was great due to Reagan. The 60s gave us hippies. No thanks. Not sure about the 50s either. Except that women acted like ladies while men acted like gentlemen.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jorgecito, 8/16/2013 3:15:51 PM     (No. 9477378)

Thanks for the memories, all you wonderful posters above!

Yes, the ´50s weren´t perfect, as are constantly reminded by Leftists, who insist that the days of "Ozzie & Harriet" weren´t so wonderful. It is true that there was lingering injustice in some places in the ´50s, such as the Jim Crow laws that were still on the books.

Lefties miss the irony, however, that families in the black community were much better off in the ´50s --more parents were married, more fathers supported their families, and incomes were steadily rising during this period.

These positive trends were destroyed by LBJ´s Great Society programs in the ´60s.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: sceptic, 8/16/2013 3:23:35 PM     (No. 9477386)

80s,Definitely. Loved Ronnie. Music, tech,optimism, just wouldn´t do it with the wife I had at that time!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 8/16/2013 3:29:08 PM     (No. 9477396)

For me....the 1940´s..great history, movies, music, great time for America

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/16/2013 3:34:59 PM     (No. 9477407)

I grew up in the 50´s, I´ve read we were the last innocent generation & I believe it. The 60´s started the destruction of the family & those "flower" children are now running our country.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/16/2013 3:54:56 PM     (No. 9477439)

I have that thought about every other day. It was the best of times. Sparklers, cap guns, girls playing with baby dolls, or pretending they were Daniel Boone. Staying outside in the summer to play Kick the Can until the street light came on. A library card was a ticket to adventure.

Children were mostly shielded from evil. I grew up thinking that Americans loved their country. Now in 2013 it is absolutely shocking to hear that so many hate-America first.

Lastly, I grew up with the most trusted man in America delivering the world news. Then as an adult I found out that he was a New World Order believer. Talk about bursting your bubble.

Well, it was still the best of times. Can innocence ever be returned?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: yuban, 8/16/2013 4:00:05 PM     (No. 9477457)

I will take the 50´s and 60´s. Born in 47. There was seldom a pregnant girl, unless married. Never locked the house or the car. Yes, we had polio but we did not have aids. Ok, so medical wise things are better now but both my parents lived to almost 90, one aunt 93, etc etc. People even dressed up for church back then. My wife and I didn´t live together before we got married. We will have 45 yrs together in Dec. TV?, never watched it much. Yup, for me and my wife, we will take the 50´s and 60´s over the ME ME ME world of today.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/16/2013 4:12:43 PM     (No. 9477488)

Ten reasons, for starters, why the 1950s win "hands down" for this LDotter born in the Pre-World War II days of FDR´s "New Deal": (1)General Of The Army Dwight David Eisenhower, one of the greatest Americans of the 20th Century, served as our nation´s 34th POTUS and The United States of America flourished...January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961 (2) Detroit, Michigan, believed it or not, was still a "boom town" and considered one of America´s greatest cities (3) General Motors was still the greatest manufacturing colossus the world has ever known (4) America´s prestige aboard, thanks to the magnificent leadership of General Ike, was the highest in the history of The Republic (5) Hollywood was still producing movies the whole family could enjoy and considered Pro-American, with many of it´s greatest stars being veterans of World War II (Audie Murphy, Jonathan Winters, Jimmy Stewart, Clark Gable, Eddie Albert, Kirk Douglas, James Arness, Glenn Ford, Walter Matthau, Charlton Heston, Ernest Borgnine, James Whitmore, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda and Lee Marvin to name just a few) (6) America´s public school systems, colleges and universities were still the envy of the world (7) The national debt was still under control with President Eisenhower appointed "adults" running the Treasury Department and federal agencies (8) The universal draft was still in effect and our nation´s armed forces
reflected a true cross section of American life (9) Elvis Presley, The Platters, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, to name only a few, produced some of the most memorable rock n´ roll music ever heard (10) The 1950s were also considered "The Golden Age Of Television" with "I Love Lucy," "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Gunsmoke," "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" and "The Jackie Gleason Show" leading the charge.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 8/16/2013 4:17:44 PM     (No. 9477499)

Agree with all the 50´s ites, the 40´s were tough with rationing and such. Father worked 2 jobs during WWII. Lockheed and Goodyear. He got a little extra in the gasoline rationing stamps. He was an air-raid warden too. We kids collected tin cans and scrap metals, paper, and mom´s collected grease from cooking for the war effort. I Enlisted in the Navy in ´51 after high school. Out in ´58. Loved the Mickey Mouse Club on TV while in for upkeep. (qualified submariner).
In movies, radio and TV not a single curse work. Gay meant being happy. One car in the family (older brothers had their own used cars bought cheap after WWII was over and new cars came out of Detroit. No Face Book...notes slipped to a girl...one wrote letters (3Cent stamps). Banks paid 4.5% interest on savings. 4 to six kids in many families. Abortion! Happened but not talked abut. when girls suddenly left school...they went to care for granny we were told. I like to watch TMC movies. Gives one an idea of what "decent" movies were and are.
ok. Enough...The 50´s were an era of sensibility and reason ...


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Currach, 8/16/2013 4:50:47 PM     (No. 9477538)

no fond memories; lots of us contracted a disease known as gontokorea.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: supersid, 8/16/2013 4:59:38 PM     (No. 9477557)

Best decade? 1990s, hands down.

1. Soviet union was history.
2. Booming stock market (missed out on it completely, being just a grad student), prosperity, overall optimism all around.
3. Tech boom.
4. Best TV - Seinfeld, Frasier, The Practice, Wings (not many remember it probably but was on my list every week)
5. Sports - Bulls actually got me watching B-ball
6 Music - Nirvana, Pearl Jam.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nigella, 8/16/2013 5:06:59 PM     (No. 9477564)

The 50´s for me also...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/16/2013 5:23:19 PM     (No. 9477584)

I would never, never live through the 60´s again. The 540´s and 50´s were the last gasp for a system that had worked well for 100 years. The liberals were working to destroy that system and replace it. It had to be destroyed because it was in their way. They told us that what they were going to give us would be much better. That our children would be educated far beyond anything we could dream of. Not having seen them in action then, we were in no position to refute the claims. Ronald Reagan provided a temporary reprieve.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Penney, 8/16/2013 5:26:50 PM     (No. 9477593)

Those are our Happy Days years too! ...Actually, the optimistic years between 1945 and through the mid ´60s, were wonderful years to grow up. The very best!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/16/2013 5:30:21 PM     (No. 9477598)

Some things I would have liked seeing in the 1950s: fins on cars, ´googie´ architecture, the nightclubs (including Tiki rooms), kids playing cowboys & indians, 99% of women liked men, early rock music, 3% unemployment (except for 1958), American flags being honored, new highways, drive-in theaters/diners, almost everything Made in USA, etc...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 8/16/2013 6:56:25 PM     (No. 9477707)

The 1950´s and even the early 1960´s.

In the ´50´s most people were at or near the poverty level by today´s standards but no one knew it!

Life in the 50´s was good as the country ercovered from the Depression of the 30´s and the World War of the 40´s.

Once the moon-bat liberals came out of the woodwork in the mid 1960´s we went on a long downhill slide.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: anonymous, 8/16/2013 7:20:59 PM     (No. 9477726)

The 50´s had Marilyn and Elvis. It was the decade before the "sexual revolution" took hold, turning everything to porn. Public standards were higher than today.

Women dressed to the same level of modesty as men, a point I make repeatedly to those who claim that today´s women are more equal than the women of the 1950´s. If today´s women are more equal to men than back then, why do they dress far less modestly than men?

But let´s not forget the color, excitement and tragedy of the earlier decades, such as the period between 1910 and 1920. This was the decade when the United States became a superpower, the suffragettes were hip, and anarchists in Bosnia triggered the massive avalanche known as World War 1.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 8/16/2013 7:21:54 PM     (No. 9477728)

I grew up in the ´50s in a place where schools were integrated. We never knew it could be different and never gave it a second thought. We all played together, beat each other up and liked, or disliked, others based on personality or character and without special regard for skin color.

Many families were Irish, Italian, Polish, etc. and ethnic slurs were common but not frantically and irrationally treated as horrid hate crimes as they are today. Slurs were shrugged off like water on a duck´s back.

Divorce was uncommon and the only single-parent American kids I knew were those whose fathers had been killed in WWII or Korea. And there were a lot of them.

Veterans were respected and held in the highest regard by every kid I knew. It was a special event if a vet handed down a piece of old military gear like a cartridge belt or rucksack.

If anything, the blacks I knew were more religious and dedicated to their families than many of the whites.

There were many European refuges resettled here in the late 40´s. They were formally known as Displaced Persons but everyone called them DP´s.

They were the really poor people of the time and there were many orphans and single parent families among them.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: franq, 8/16/2013 8:03:37 PM     (No. 9477784)

Oohhl, back in the 50´s truck drivers were the most courteous drivers on the road....

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The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military -- but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that the U.S. will send the additional non-lethal military aid. The additional aid was announced as fighting between Ukraine´s military and pro-Russian factions intensified in the eastern part of the country. Hagel, speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with his Polish counterpart, said the approved aid would include medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats,

Obama welcomes Wounded Warrior
Project´s Soldier Ride to White House
Washington Examiner, by Meghashyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 12:44:12 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Thursday morning welcomed injured veterans participating in the Wounded Warrior Project´s Soldier Ride, calling them an “incredible inspiration to me and to our country.” "This is a mark of how far you´ve come. Many of you are recovering from devastating injuries. Some of you have had to learn the basics all over again, how to stand again, how to walk again, how to run again,” said Obama at the White House event. “And now you´re here today because that´s what Soldiers Ride is all about, seeing each other through the finish line." The seventh annual cycling rally

Congressional Budget Office: Obama budget
wouldn´t put debt on downward path
Washington Examiner, by Joseph Lawler    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 12:37:07 PM     Post Reply
President Obama´s budget would not place the federal debt on a downward path over the next 10 years, according to projections released by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday. The CBO, Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, projected that if the president’s proposals were to go into effect, federal debt held by the public would rise from $12.8 trillion at the end of fiscal 2014 to $19.9 trillion in 2024, leaving the level of debt as a share of total economic output constant, at roughly 74 percent. That would be lower than the baseline projection of 78 percent if nothing is done,

Media Matters for America is resisting
SEIU´s effort to unionize its staff
Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 12:31:58 PM     Post Reply
Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA´s staff through a Card Check election. A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers´ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still insisted on an NLRB-monitored election. But the

John McCain: Obama lets ´bad people´fill
U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 12:22:50 PM     Post Reply
In some of his harshest comments about the administration´s lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America´s credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama. McCain, the top foreign policy expert in Congress, said that U.S. credibility to lead the war against terrorist states cracked when Obama failed to make good on his threats against Syrian chemical attacks and when the al Qaeda retook Fallujah where the bloodiest battle in Iraq took place, killing 96 Americans and wounding 600. Speaking to

Whoopi Goldberg Is The Denver
Post’s New Pot Columnist
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 12:13:37 PM     Post Reply
Whoopi Goldberg, perhaps looking for a journalistic outlet that’s a little different from The View, has just signed on as The Denver Post’s newest marijuana columnist. Her first column, dedicated to her vape pen, appeared Thursday morning on The Cannabist, which serves as the paper’s home for coverage of everything related to Colorado’s recreational marijuana legalization. In the column, Goldberg introduces readers to “Sippy,” the pen-sized vaporizer that she says changed her life. “No, I’m not exaggerating,” she writes. “In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes, she’s a she. And yes, I named her Sippy because I take tiny, little sips



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.


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