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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:25 AM
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Did anyone watch the PBS '60s' show?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:26 AM by kick-ass-bob
I caught parts of it, and thought it was pretty interesting.

But, I thought I would hurl every time a certain "Nixon speechwriter" would talk, though.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:56 AM
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1. I saw parts of it last night
the funny part was Ed Meese talking about how Bobby Seale from the Black Panthers (I think it was him or was it Huey) was in law school classes he taught. Most of it I figured I would already know, but that was very very funny.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:04 PM
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7. That was Huey Newton he was talking about; Ed Meese's law student
and by the way I knew Eldridge Cleaver slightly as an older member in my church, a couple of years before he died.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:58 AM
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2. Yeah...Patty Buch Buch made me wanna blow chunks too....
....two nights in a row PBS was AWESOME with the history of the peace and protest movement!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: WAY UP!! :hi:
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:27 PM
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3. well, nixon said one very accurate thing
that is so relevant today... it was after the democratic 68 convention in chicago..

"if the democrats can't even unite their own party, how do they expect to unite the country?"

truer words were never spoken. i hope the so-called democratic leaders take heed...
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:30 PM
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4. plus
the arguments they were using for vietnam are fighteningly similar to the arguemnts for iraq.

we just don't learn our lessons. especially if there is money to be made.

what's a few deaths as long as the military industrial complex is making big bucks off of it?
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:21 PM
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5. You noticed that too
If we don't fight them there we'll have to fight them in San Diego. At times I thought it was a chimpy* press conference. I could have done withiout the comments by the rabid right.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 PM
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6. I saw the parallels too.
Vietnam was based on Johnson's lie about being attacked in Gulf of Tonkin. Iraq War based on Bush's lie about WMD and how if we didn't preempt, there'd be war here. Lies, lies, lies.
One twist though is that Vietnam took the people's attention away from fighting poverty and other social programs that had started before. Here, we may see the interest in creating and revitalizing social programs due to the hurricanes, divert the government's interest and ability to wage war. That would be great.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:46 PM
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8. I found it compelling and very accurate.
:patriot: Having lived through it all :hippie: and participated actively...thus, last Saturday's March was very poignant for Nightnurse & I
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