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sammcgee68

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7. Memories
Wed May 18, 2016, 09:33 PM
May 2016

This is my first post here on The Democratic Underground. I have been lurking in the background since Bart Cop passed away a couple of years back. I never did consider myself eloquent or articulate enough to post , but after watching this video The buttons it pushed were so overwhelming that I just had to say something. I was a college student at Miami University of Ohio (Oxford) at the time , My dad was a working stiff who got lucky and worked a union job; UAW, and was able to send 2 kids to college ( A situation that would never happen today) This event was Nationally televised , and the situation it caused in our relationship was life changing for me. We got in an argument and the rift it caused in our relationship would last for over 25 years. We became polar opposites in our belief systems. That is why I couldn't keep quiet anymore . This just hit me in my gut and the memories came flooding back.
The times are really changing , I can feel it in the air. The young people are right the time for change is now. The country cannot devolve into Hate.
My relationship with my dad did evolve and change for the better, He lived to a ripe old age of 87 and became quite progressive in his views in the later years. I guess You had to have been there.
Thanks for letting this old Guy Rant. I needed that.

1968 [View all] yuiyoshida May 2016 OP
Repeating that would provide the same results liberal N proud May 2016 #1
1968 Nixon. Less war than Johnson. Don't think war makes your case for you. However, merrily May 2016 #10
So can I. nt silvershadow May 2016 #27
We could die, and get drafted-- but we couldn't vote----unless you were twenty-one also--------- turbinetree May 2016 #2
I remember... 1monster May 2016 #3
I hope the Clintonites don't take us down this road. nt silvershadow May 2016 #28
That thought crossed my mind also. 1monster May 2016 #34
A great quote from Richard J Daley after the convention LiberalArkie May 2016 #4
Thank you Yuiyoshida for posting this. I was setting home jwirr May 2016 #5
Actually, there was no need for the convention chair to... reACTIONary May 2016 #6
Lots of reasons for that, but the lie is that he lost because he was liberal. merrily May 2016 #11
I'm not sure that's correct . .. reACTIONary May 2016 #13
You believe/assume it was not a lie. That is not the same as knowing it was not a lie. merrily May 2016 #19
If you disagree with a.... reACTIONary May 2016 #25
If you disagree with a thesis or hypothesis and do so by calling those who advocate it weak in merrily May 2016 #31
If a thesis is incorrect, you should be able to... reACTIONary May 2016 #32
zomg. Get real. merrily May 2016 #33
LOL, I seem to have... reACTIONary May 2016 #35
Maybe, but you've now convinced me to post what I decided against for my previous post: merrily May 2016 #36
Thanks for the advice! eom. reACTIONary May 2016 #39
I always enjoy Histoy yuiyoshida May 2016 #8
Yes, Philly will be interesting but I am afraid that the MSM jwirr May 2016 #12
I think we will see history made yuiyoshida May 2016 #14
That is pretty much how I see it also. I have been suggesting jwirr May 2016 #16
yeah that could work... yuiyoshida May 2016 #17
I assume that most of us are sometimes depressed but I jwirr May 2016 #18
Well we survived the Bush Years.. yuiyoshida May 2016 #20
So true about free press. And a press that understood their role. nt silvershadow May 2016 #30
I hope the Clintonites don't take us down this road. nt silvershadow May 2016 #29
Memories sammcgee68 May 2016 #7
Welcome to DU!! yuiyoshida May 2016 #9
Many of our families would split on this issue for many years jwirr May 2016 #15
Welcome to DU! Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #24
Damn Yuiyoshida, back at it again with the A+ post! nt. RepubliCON-Watch May 2016 #21
Thank you yuiyoshida May 2016 #22
Walang ano man. nt RepubliCON-Watch May 2016 #23
:) yuiyoshida May 2016 #37
I hope the Clintonites don't take us down this road. nt silvershadow May 2016 #26
K&R Great documentary felix_numinous May 2016 #38
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