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You can run, Dewlover, but You Can't Hide!!

Obamao? Islamofascists? Secret hit list on terrorists? Your analysis is about as deep as my daughter's wading pool...

Obama is a centrist Democrat and he highly pisses off all the free-market conservatives who want to go back to the bad old days of "Dubya" where corporate hacks wrote regulatory rules for their own industry and enforcement sections were left with positions unfilled. Dubya was the greatest disaster this country has ever seen. He was the one who ushered in an era of corporate fascism, decimating our freedoms with the Patriot (read: War is Peace) Act.

Meanwhile, the left flays Obama for not being liberal enough. Which he isn't. There are a lot of things he has done and not done that our empire should abandon. He almost screwed the pooch on this Chinese activist who made it to the embassy in Beijing. He did surge in Afghanistan be he has also reversed a losing policy. You disagree with his decision to take out OBL (by the way, what does UBL stand for?)? In case you haven't looked at the news lately, Pakistan and Iran are the enemy -- at least the fucked-up leaders of those countries.

Bottom line on Obama is that he has people who hate him on the left and right and that puts him squarely in the middle. That is a good place to be as more people like to consider themselves as reasonable and moderate than not. At least they used to.

Your hysterical rant doesn't help the debate.

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So back in the day...

...the neo-libs on the DNC site were always bashing me for my support of "W" and his war on the islamofascists, trying to convince me that he was only doing it because of oil, he's evil, and a racist, and only did it because he wanted to kill people with "brown skin", no lie, these are the type of idiotic things people were posting in response to me on the DNC MB...Now that Obamao has sent 10s of thousands more troops to the mid-east for his war on terror, kept camp Gitmo alive and well, ordered the murder of UBL, flying killer drones over Pakistan, and the NY Slimes have revealed his secret hit list on terrorists, they're no where to be found...If they weren't so sick they'd be funny!!

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that's hip

Well, when I was back in high school we used to say. "the only good head is a Deadhead", so I'd imagine the only good hippy is a "Deadhippy". Didn't anybody out there go to the "death of a hippy" parade back in the 60's in Haight-Ashbury?
Also,the master tunesmith Bob Dylan turns 70 today. Have a happy !!!

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I was a 16 year old in 1981

I was a 16 year old in 1981 Marye, so I might be able to explain the phenomenon.
Raised around folks in underground radio and various other counter-culture pursuits, my "Hippieness" (or whatever the heck ya' call it.) started around the same time as my other Boomer brothers and sisters. '64 was supposedly the last year of the Baby Boom, if you believe the statisticians. I've got more in common with someone born in 1951 than 1971, so they might have gotten the demographics right for a change.
Of course, the bigger shock for some people would have been hearing me singing along with "Truckin'" at 8 years old. Wish someone had taped me. It was probably hilarious.
"Busted! Down on Bourbon Street." Not sure what's funnier. a kid singing "Busted" or "Bourbon"!

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I remember

at my first Dead show, NYE 1980, going, whoa! 14-year-old hippies! in 1981! cool!

Whoda thunk it...

Little did I know.

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forgot to mention

I don't always have the long hair, I cut it for the kids with cancer abt every 3 years. So then I am just scooter trash for a while, lol .. bikers and hippies have hearts too !!

" Life is`nt about running from the storm, it`s about learning to dance in the rain "

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interesting topic

Since I have always had long hair I have been called a hippie , now add to that I love to ride my Harley-Davidson when I have time. It's now a long haired hippie scooter trash. Lol !!!
I say whatever I am what I am who cares what anyone thinks or says abt me , they don't know me anyway .. I love who and what I am !!
Ps: look twice, save a life motorcycles are everywhere ..

" Life is`nt about running from the storm, it`s about learning to dance in the rain "

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A hippie is...

...one who has the latest desired information on the latest tastes and trends. I really wish it had something to do with other things.

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perhaps

this is a better fit for the current events topic. Thanks.

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What is a Deadhead for Obama?

The anti-war movement was all over the news before President Obama was elected. But apparently they weren’t really anti-war ... they were just anti-President Bush. Two college professors just released a study of national protests between 2007 and 2009. What did they find?

… After January 2007, the attendance at antiwar rallies [measured in] roughly the tens of thousands, or thousands, through the end of 2008.

… After the election of Barack Obama as president, the order of magnitude of antiwar protests dropped [...] Organizers were hard pressed to stage a rally with participation in the thousands, or even in the hundreds. For example, we counted exactly 107 participants at a Chicago rally on October 7, 2009.

Amazing. Especially because the war in Afghanistan ramped up after Obama was elected. American fatalities shot up in 2009 and 2010.

The protesters have remained silent over Libya.

And I’m struck by the hypocrisy of the supposedly “anti-war” politicians who voted against Iraq, like Nancy Pelosi. Since Obama was elected, she has voted to continue the war in Afghanistan … and supported the attack on Libya.

Only a handful of Congressmen have remained principled on foreign intervention. One of them is Ron Paul. On my FBN show this week, I’ll talk with him about why he opposes our “aggressive foreign policy.”

IF YOU ANSWERED "HYPOCRITE", YOU ARE CORRECT!!!!

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