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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 08:40 PM
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What was this about LBJ growing long hair?
i heard something about his retirement having long shaggy hair..

any pics?

was he trying to be a hippy or was it more of a Howard Hughes thing?
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 08:46 PM
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1. he gave up & gave in to the idea that maybe the youth were right
i have seen pix of him with long hair for a man his age before he died in '73.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 08:48 PM
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2. Yes, I saw that picture.
Shoulder-length. I think it was some kind of "Granpa Walton" thing going on.
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:06 PM
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4. That's exactly who he looked like
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:05 PM
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3. Yes, he grew his hair long
I remember he did an interview, I think it was on 60 Minutes, a few years after he left office, 1971 or 72,and he had grown his hair out to about shoulder length.
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:22 PM
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5. Saw in in Austin at a UT football game.His hair was about shoulder length.
This was around 1970 or 1971,way back when the Longhorns were winning National Championships.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:28 PM
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6. Yep, LBJ had a conscience - wanted to be FDR.
It didn't work for him. What a tragic figure. His civil rights work was outstanding, as was his advocacy for social programs. But, Vietnam cannot be glossed over. Ever. Forgive me, but it's hippie, not hippy. Believe me, I know.
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:31 PM
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7. sorry...i shall never misspell hippie again!
And yes, it was tragic...but Johnson could take solace in that he never secretly bombed Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, or bombed the f**k out of Hanoi.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:49 PM
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8. Nah, he just bent over and let Dow Chemical drop hundreds
of tons of Agent Orange on everyone, and everything.
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 11:36 PM
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11. He was no saint, thats for sure
But you have to admit, Nixon REALLY escalated that war. And he pretty much went psycho boy...
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 09:54 PM
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9. He did grow his hair...
... and there is little question that he, in his waning years, identified with the hippies he so opposed in their opposition to the war.

LBJ was a perfect mirror of how life really is - everything has a dual nature and nobody is all good or all bad.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-19-04 11:34 PM
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10. Here is a pic of Johnson with long(er) hair
Hours on GIS, but I found one:



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