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Re: The Facebook Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue May 23, 2017 9:40 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:It's as if the have no substance - it's all slogans, words and bumper stickers. Nothing goes deeper.

As in - how fucking stupid does a repug have to be to think Colbert is a right winger and then to hire him for lil bush's correspondences dinner

but, but he has an American flag
To be fair, at the time Colbert was a more entertaining O'Reilly than O'Reilly ;) , and he wasn't a sexual harasser.

Now, Colbert should pay kickbacks to Dolt .45.
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rstrong wrote:
Vrede too wrote:Bruce Springsteen's Born In The U. S. A. (lyrics) is a good one for that.
"Born in the USA" was co-opted for the election campaigns of Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and then Pat Buchanan, each time until Springsteen objected. It seems obvious that none ever listened to the lyrics beyond "Born in the USA..."

Reagan's team tried to replace it with John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses" (Ain't that America...) but was turned down.
How Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Almost Became the 'Unofficial Theme' of New Jersey's Youth
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"Baby, this town rips the bones from your back, it's a death trap,
A suicide rap. We gotta get out while we're young . . . ."


Especially in an time when even middle-aged pols aren't too old to understand the themes and content of rock-n-roll. Stupid, clueless bastards.
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Unread post by O Really » Tue May 23, 2017 2:43 pm

I'm surprised some of the idiots haven't tried to co-opt "Allentown," thinking that "...all the union people crawled away" would be a good thing. Dolts and fools.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue May 23, 2017 2:48 pm

I always get a kick out of the he-men types at sporting events rocking out to Freddie Mercury's We Are the Champions.
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Unread post by O Really » Tue May 23, 2017 3:09 pm

Vrede too wrote:I always get a kick out of the he-men types at sporting events rocking out to Freddie Mercury's We Are the Champions.
And never recognize the irony in their singing "...no time for losers..." :lol:

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Is s/he/it single?
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:41 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be 70 years old in July.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 am

bannination wrote:
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... Yes you're old.
San Francisco marks 50 years since legendary Summer of Love

The youngest of the original hippies are on Medicare.
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:03 am
bannination wrote:
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... Yes you're old.
San Francisco marks 50 years since legendary Summer of Love

The youngest of the original hippies are on Medicare.
On my 3rd year
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 am

Were you a hippie? I was, Rainbow Family Gatherings, etc., though always more of the activist type than the woo-woo type.
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RIP in peace Dale Earnhardt.

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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 am
Were you a hippie? I was, Rainbow Family Gatherings, etc., though always more of the activist type than the woo-woo type.
I was invited to join in a gathering back several years ago when this motley bunch of smelly misfits wanted to occupy the Smoky Mountains NP. .(welcome brother, we welcome black people too). I don't recall whether they got permission or not. This little ragged stringy-haired woman who smelled as though she hadn't bathed in a week and lived in an old school bus attempted to entice me into a threesome with her old man. She had more hair on her legs and armpits than I did! Shit no! Anyway, going to your link, I found this, much of what I already knew.
Media coverage of Rainbow Gatherings has been unfavorable since the 1980s when journalists started to describe Rainbow Family members in terms such as "aging hippies", "grown-up flower children", or "middle-aged white folks". (Not entirely true. Most I met were post-teen to latter 30's.) In the 2000s, the media focus shifted to the increase in crime in the local communities closest to Gatherings, ranging from petty crimes like retail theft to violent assaults and serious traffic charges, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Despite the movement's environmentalist and pacifist aspirations, Gatherings, which are typically held in national forests and other ecologically sensitive areas, are known for having a deleterious (harmful) impact on the local environment and participants have developed a reputation for excessive drug and alcohol use, disruptive and criminal activity, and for their cultural appropriation (free or open sex) and misrepresentation of Native American traditions and beliefs. This has resulted in increased police presence at Gatherings and a poor reception from community members and business owners in nearby towns and reservations. In the U.S., these issues are also contributing factors to the decline in attendance at regional and national Gatherings.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:58 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 am
Were you a hippie? I was, Rainbow Family Gatherings, etc., though always more of the activist type than the woo-woo type.

That's what all the rednecks who threw stuff at me called me. 1969 Alabama with hair almost to me waist was an interesting time. Too busy picking and eating mushrooms, growing and smoking pot, and then there was school too. All excuses for my lack of political activism.

After years with a buzz cut I am currently growing hair. Not sure about waist length, but at least a pony tail.
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Unread post by JTA » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:51 am

I'm my fucking hair didn't start falling out I'd still be rocking the long hair too, but I spose I'm gonna have to opt for the stone cold Steve Austin look. :lol:
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Unread post by JTA » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:55 am

homerfobe wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:57 am
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 am
Were you a hippie? I was, Rainbow Family Gatherings, etc., though always more of the activist type than the woo-woo type.
I was invited to join in a gathering back several years ago when this motley bunch of smelly misfits wanted to occupy the Smoky Mountains NP. .(welcome brother, we welcome black people too). I don't recall whether they got permission or not. This little ragged stringy-haired woman who smelled as though she hadn't bathed in a week and lived in an old school bus attempted to entice me into a threesome with her old man. She had more hair on her legs and armpits than I did! Shit no! Anyway, going to your link, I found this, much of what I already knew.
Media coverage of Rainbow Gatherings has been unfavorable since the 1980s when journalists started to describe Rainbow Family members in terms such as "aging hippies", "grown-up flower children", or "middle-aged white folks". (Not entirely true. Most I met were post-teen to latter 30's.) In the 2000s, the media focus shifted to the increase in crime in the local communities closest to Gatherings, ranging from petty crimes like retail theft to violent assaults and serious traffic charges, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Despite the movement's environmentalist and pacifist aspirations, Gatherings, which are typically held in national forests and other ecologically sensitive areas, are known for having a deleterious (harmful) impact on the local environment and participants have developed a reputation for excessive drug and alcohol use, disruptive and criminal activity, and for their cultural appropriation (free or open sex) and misrepresentation of Native American traditions and beliefs. This has resulted in increased police presence at Gatherings and a poor reception from community members and business owners in nearby towns and reservations. In the U.S., these issues are also contributing factors to the decline in attendance at regional and national Gatherings.
Thanks for the memories.
:lol:

I was invited to one by some polyamorous hippy chick. She looked ok. She hoola hooped and sold trinkets at a flee market. Oddly enough she grew up less than five miles from me in the same shit hole podunk town, and we someone ended up in the same area.
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