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(Townhall)   "What has happened to our country?" The timing of this article is I'm sure coincidental   (townhall.com) divider line 153
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2013-01-21 01:58:53 PM
It was like this when I got here.
 
2013-01-21 02:00:46 PM
As is the greenlighting of it. I'm not playing today, hockey is finally on.
 
2013-01-21 02:01:52 PM
A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision


where did this guy grow up??
 
2013-01-21 02:01:55 PM
i45.tinypic.com
Watching Obama being sworn in again is only half the joy. Watching the ongoing butthurt by millions of right wing crapsacks bawling about how they won't get to curb-stomp the poor or legally rape women (God's Will and all that) is what makes it glorious.
 
2013-01-21 02:02:05 PM
I'm pretty sure it was this here rock and roll music that started it.
 
2013-01-21 02:02:08 PM
I don't usually read the tripe from that site, but that one was surprisingly less derpy.  Still wrong on a few points, but not American Thinker or WND level of what the farkitude.
 
2013-01-21 02:03:02 PM
This is less wharrgarbl than the typical Townhall green light, but it still boils down to "I don't know what happened or how to fix it, you figure it out."
 
2013-01-21 02:03:26 PM
An ever-shrinking percentage of over entitled, over dramatic, arrogant Americans are coming to find that the lies that they told to themselves were never true. Film at 11.
 
2013-01-21 02:03:35 PM
Our country is getting better every day, that's what's happening to our country.
 
2013-01-21 02:03:59 PM
Well, it all started when Bush the lesser and his cronies f*cked it all up. This resulted in a Black man getting elected President. Now the derpers are in a tizzy. Simple, really.
 
2013-01-21 02:04:13 PM
Change is good in business. "Adapt or die!" a good businessman would say.

Politics, not so much. Tradition and the way we used to do things are paramount.

Both serve the almighty dollar. Follow the money and you will find your reasons for what you do...
 
2013-01-21 02:04:50 PM
i1127.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-21 02:05:12 PM
FTFC: "What happened is universal suffrage. The Republic was not designed for it. None ever has been. Given a choice between depending on themselves, men, or government, women choose government. So do debtors, the unemployed, the underclasses created by government, and the ruling class itself. Toqueville: Universal suffrage is not only the most detestable element of government, but also a powerful revolutionary instrument."

This is what Teabaggers actually believe.
 
2013-01-21 02:05:52 PM
It's not everyday I read arguments against universal suffrage, but then again, I don't always read TownHall articles. I wish today was another day I avoided the comments section.
 
2013-01-21 02:05:55 PM

tbhouston: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision

where did this guy grow up??


Ghost of Christmas Past: You still spend the next fifteen years sitting on your ass watching TV.Frank: Check the records! I did some stuff. I played baseball. One year, I hit the home-run that won the big game--Ghost of Christmas Past: That was the kid on The Courtship Of Eddie's Father!Frank: There was another time, though. I was on a hill covered with flowers, and there was a beautiful girl with pigtails--Ghost of Christmas Past: PATHETIC! You are so pathetic! That was Little House On The PrairieFrank: ... Was it the the homecoming episode?Ghost of Christmas Past: [exasperated] Yes, it was the homecoming episode of Little House.
 
2013-01-21 02:06:20 PM

tbhouston: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision

where did this guy grow up??


In a place where he could spy on kids "frolicking" without the threat of being caught, apparently. Maybe it was the same island nation that Rush Limbaugh got busted returning from after a marathon child-prostitute vacation.
 
2013-01-21 02:06:23 PM
I couldn't agree more with this article, regardless of what the FARK echo chamber thinks. I'm older than most of you, so I can remember how things were. I can't really understand how the country got here. I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you...
 
2013-01-21 02:06:26 PM
Progress.

And true to form, conservatives are being dragged kicking and screaming forward with the rest of us.
 
2013-01-21 02:06:55 PM
Well the formatting there got screwed up. I meant:

Ghost of Christmas Past: You still spend the next fifteen years sitting on your ass watching TV.
Frank: Check the records! I did some stuff. I played baseball. One year, I hit the home-run that won the big game--
Ghost of Christmas Past: That was the kid on The Courtship Of Eddie's Father!
Frank: There was another time, though. I was on a hill covered with flowers, and there was a beautiful girl with pigtails--
Ghost of Christmas Past: PATHETIC! You are so pathetic! That was Little House On The Prairie
Frank: ... Was it the the homecoming episode?
Ghost of Christmas Past: [exasperated] Yes, it was the homecoming episode of Little House.
 
2013-01-21 02:07:20 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't usually read the tripe from that site, but that one was surprisingly less derpy.  Still wrong on a few points, but not American Thinker or WND level of what the farkitude.


poot_rootbeer: This is less wharrgarbl than the typical Townhall green light, but it still boils down to "I don't know what happened or how to fix it, you figure it out."


Still, FTA:

Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts of the country. Many women were limited in their businesses, political, and professional opportunities. And if they did enter any of those careers, they were capped as to what they could achieve. Few would want a return to those aspects of days past. Yet they would seem almost welcome compared to the experiences we have had in Newtown, Aurora and Tucson.

Uh, no.
 
2013-01-21 02:07:37 PM
Translation: OMG this country is not run by white men anymore!!!
 
2013-01-21 02:07:46 PM

tbhouston: where did this guy grow up??


The opening credits to Little House on the Prairie.
 
2013-01-21 02:07:49 PM
Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.
 
2013-01-21 02:08:38 PM
FTA: Never being a fan of video games, we would just as soon trash them, but that would be a First Amendment problem.

A rare conservative who is actually aware that other people may like (and have the right to enjoy) what he doesn't. Overall not a horrible article, though, for TownHall.
 
2013-01-21 02:09:27 PM
FTA: Never being a fan of video games, we would just as soon trash them, but that would be a First Amendment problem. Yet, when politicians decry weapons, they should really assault the culture vultures who sell these games that desensitize young males. Our President booted this issue to be studied in his recent proposal. That means zero will happen on this aspect of the problem. Why do we have to hear this nonsense that only protects these products? Moral suasion still works as has been effective with cigarette smoking, so why can't we do the same with these disgusting games? Why do parents acquiesce to allow the constant devolution of young male minds?

Round up the usual suspects.
 
2013-01-21 02:09:37 PM
"Do you remembah when you could shoot uppity knee-grows with a fire-hose when they refused to use the coloreds-only fountain at the drug-store? TownHall remembahs."
 
2013-01-21 02:10:35 PM
Contrast "The right to own a gun is embedded in our Constitution. It is there for a reason" with "Never being a fan of video games, we would just as soon trash them, but that would be a First Amendment problem. "  It's sad that the writer seems to believe freedom of expression creates a "First Amendment problem," while not mentioning rampant gun crime as a "Second Amendment problem."
 
2013-01-21 02:10:44 PM
What has happened? Hmm let's go over it.

-We have ended one war which was a massive sink of money and drawing back from another
-Recovering from a recession
-More jobs and manufacturing being done in the US
-Civil liberties are being expanded to gay couples
-Medicare was partially reformed
-The country has begun to realize the GOP are a bunch of racist retards who don't represent their interests
-Gun control measures are seriously being looked at

I'd say a lot of good has been happening to this country lately.
 
2013-01-21 02:11:45 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: "Do you remembah when you could shoot uppity knee-grows with a fire-hose when they refused to use the coloreds-only fountain at the drug-store? TownHall remembahs."


"Do you remembah when we could call 'em Negroes without looking around first to see who might hear and disapprove? TownHall.com remembahs."
 
2013-01-21 02:12:34 PM

tbhouston: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision

where did this guy grow up??


Written by Bruce Bialosky. Maybe he's just pissed because his wife Betty Jo left him.

/too obscure?
 
2013-01-21 02:12:49 PM

Parthenogenetic: Negroes


whoa!  Whoa!  WHOA!!!
 
2013-01-21 02:12:58 PM

tbhouston: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision

where did this guy grow up??


Dunno, because that's what the kids in my neighborhood do. They ride bikes to school and all over the neighborhood, play outside in general, sell lemonade on the sidewalk.

Although, I am told my neighborhood is not typical.

I will say this though. When we moved there, few kids played outside. We kicked our outside and said "Go play". Within a few weeks, other parents were letting their kids play outside in their front yards.

Now we have a hard time keeping track of which kids are where. Hell, I didn't get very many strawberries from my garden this year because my boys would pick a bunch then bring them out to share.
At least this year got some peas because the backyard ones were off limits. They had a row of snap peas out front that any of the kids could eat, that way we didn't have the same thing happening with our peas.

//Note to self, plant strawberries in the front yard.
 
2013-01-21 02:14:01 PM
Coincidental in that Monday ends in "day'? This is the article Townhall writes. They just change the words around. Like the Ramones except the Ramones wrote one great song and produced dozens of variations of it.
TownHall's prototype is no "Rockaway Beach"
 
2013-01-21 02:15:08 PM
One of my favorite song lines...

"The good ol days weren't always good and tomorrow aint as bad as it seem"

Still, how the hell did this pass TownWhore muster?
 
2013-01-21 02:15:31 PM
A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision. Now children are escorted by grownups to their schools, which are fenced in and then locked down.

In Japan school children walk everywhere by themselves. Amongst thousands upon thousands of morning pedestrians, you can see these little kids in their school uniforms, holding each others' hands on their way to the very busy subway station, then on to school. No thought or worry of kidnapping or worse.
 
2013-01-21 02:15:58 PM

ActionJoe: What has happened? Hmm let's go over it.

-We have ended one war which was a massive sink of money and drawing back from another
-Recovering from a recession
-More jobs and manufacturing being done in the US
-Civil liberties are being expanded to gay couples
-Medicare was partially reformed
-The country has begun to realize the GOP are a bunch of racist retards who don't represent their interests
-Gun control measures are seriously being looked at

I'd say a lot of good has been happening to this country lately.


Yeah, I agree

-Gas prices more than doubled since Obama term 1.
-Unemployment up since Bush II and slightly higher than Obama term 1
-Medicare is still a corrupt money pit.
-For many, we're still in a recession.
-Move being made to remove our right to bear arms. This coming from an administration that kicked of "Fast And Furious" arms running.
-National Deficit has doubled since Bush II with no end in sight.

Yeah, things are just peachy.
 
2013-01-21 02:16:05 PM

ActionJoe: What has happened? Hmm let's go over it.

-We have ended one war which was a massive sink of money and drawing back from another
-Recovering from a recession
-More jobs and manufacturing being done in the US
-Civil liberties are being expanded to gay couples
-Medicare was partially reformed
-The country has begun to realize the GOP are a bunch of racist retards who don't represent their interests
-Gun control measures are seriously being looked at

I'd say a lot of good has been happening to this country lately.


Yeah, but have we banned abortions?
 
2013-01-21 02:16:25 PM

meat0918: Now we have a hard time keeping track of which kids are where. Hell, I didn't get very many strawberries from my garden this year because my boys would pick a bunch then bring them out to share.
At least this year got some peas because the backyard ones were off limits. They had a row of snap peas out front that any of the kids could eat, that way we didn't have the same thing happening with our peas.


Jesus farking Mayberry, Opie.
 
2013-01-21 02:17:30 PM

mistrmind: -Gas prices more than doubled since Obama term 1.


Yeah we should totally plunge back into the Bush Recession to get those low gas prices back!
 
2013-01-21 02:18:05 PM

Counter_Intelligent: Contrast "The right to own a gun is embedded in our Constitution. It is there for a reason" with "Never being a fan of video games, we would just as soon trash them, but that would be a First Amendment problem. "  It's sad that the writer seems to believe freedom of expression creates a "First Amendment problem," while not mentioning rampant gun crime as a "Second Amendment problem."


He's saying that "trash[ing]" video games would be the problem, not the games themselves.
 
2013-01-21 02:18:24 PM

Parthenogenetic: AdolfOliverPanties: I don't usually read the tripe from that site, but that one was surprisingly less derpy.  Still wrong on a few points, but not American Thinker or WND level of what the farkitude.

poot_rootbeer: This is less wharrgarbl than the typical Townhall green light, but it still boils down to "I don't know what happened or how to fix it, you figure it out."

Still, FTA:

Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts of the country. Many women were limited in their businesses, political, and professional opportunities. And if they did enter any of those careers, they were capped as to what they could achieve. Few would want a return to those aspects of days past. Yet they would seem almost welcome compared to the experiences we have had in Newtown, Aurora and Tucson.

Uh, no.


That can't possibly be a quote from the article. You are just stringing words together in an attempt to discredit the source.

/I seriously wish I believed my statement
 
2013-01-21 02:19:16 PM
Universal suffrage is a good thing, but as Churchill said, "Americans always do the right thing, after they've tried everything else."

Thanks to Democrats' mobilizations of each special group (the ultimate form of concern trolling), we are approaching the nadir of a 75-year liberal/progressive experiment in socialism, which has demonstrably failed everywhere its been tried. Once universal suffering has been gained in the liberal's Neverending Quest for Utopia(R), only then do we have a chance for universal suffrage to lead us to the right thing.
 
2013-01-21 02:19:17 PM

skullkrusher: TownHall's prototype is no "Rockaway Beach"


Maybe it's more "I Wanna Be Sedated".
 
2013-01-21 02:19:49 PM

theorellior: skullkrusher: TownHall's prototype is no "Rockaway Beach"

Maybe it's more "I Wanna Be Sedated".


"I Was a Teenage Lobotomy"?
 
2013-01-21 02:20:06 PM
This guy seems to be living in the Good Old Days by Weird Al.
 
2013-01-21 02:20:37 PM

mistrmind: -Move being made to remove our right to bear arms. This coming from an administration that kicked of "Fast And Furious" arms running.


The Bush Administration was for removing our right to bear arms?
 
2013-01-21 02:21:09 PM

tbhouston: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision

where did this guy grow up??


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"When I was a child, growing up in rural Kentucky, I had the best friend a boy could hope for. My dear old dog, Honey. Oh ho ho, the adventures we had. From Knob Creek to Hodgenville we roamed, carefree and courageous. Irresponsible, and completely inseparable. It was, for a little boy, the perfect existence. So, let me ask you America. How many of your children can say the same? How many of this nation's youth are truly happy, truly carefree? Well, we both know the answer, don't we? None. America's children live in a terrifying, meaningless existence. There is no hope, no happiness. That changes, right here, right now! From this moment onward, the children of this great nation are its highest priority. The Enclave will restore every American school, reinstate every youth program, and offer counseling and financial assistance to any family in need. We will match up the destitute orphan children of the Capital Wasteland with qualified, eligible adults. We will rebuild the American family. As it was, as it was meant to be. The values of our past shall be the foundation of our future."
 
2013-01-21 02:21:58 PM

Frozboz: He's saying that "trash[ing]" video games would be the problem, not the games themselves.


So what do you think "trashing" video games means?
 
2013-01-21 02:22:26 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: A yearning exists for the days when children rode their bikes to schools, which were open with flowing green fields where they frolicked under minimal supervision. Now children are escorted by grownups to their schools, which are fenced in and then locked down.

In Japan school children walk everywhere by themselves. Amongst thousands upon thousands of morning pedestrians, you can see these little kids in their school uniforms, holding each others' hands on their way to the very busy subway station, then on to school. No thought or worry of kidnapping or worse.


They only have to worry about the serial sock-thief who has been running loose, pushing down girls and stealing their hosiery.
 
2013-01-21 02:22:37 PM

born_yesterday: I couldn't agree more with this article, regardless of what the FARK echo chamber thinks. I'm older than most of you, so I can remember how things were. I can't really understand how the country got here. I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you...


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